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Montreal 1967 world’s fair, ‘man and his world,’ Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome with experimental solar house

These fair attractions of the world were some of the most daring and unusual structures of their time. Unfortunately, little planning went into their longevity. We get honesty in Doskow’s photographs. Some monuments have aged with dignity; some have become tourist attractions; some have been completely forgotten.

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San Francisco 1939 World’s Fair, ‘Golden Gate International Exposition,’ (originally) Palace of Fine and Decorative Arts, entrance

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New York 1964 World’s Fair, ‘Peace Through Understanding,’ Unisphere

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Brussels 1958 World’s Fair, ‘a world view: a new humanism,’ atomium

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New York 1964 world’s fair, ‘Peace Through Understanding,’ Philip Johnson’s New York state pavilion (fresh paint)

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St. Louis 1904 world’s fair, ‘Louisiana purchase exposition,’ flight cage

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Philadelphia 1876 world’s fair, ‘Centennial Exposition,’ fair washrooms

 

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