Back on the Map: The New York State Pavilion During the 1964/65 World's Fair

The New York State Pavilion was designed to showcase all of the varied attractions that the state had to offer, from natural scenery and wildlife to achievements in the fine and performing arts. The Tent of Tomorrow, Astro-View Towers and Theaterama each housed their own specific exhibits or attractions. Additionally, the Pavilion acted as a political hub where residents of the state could voice concerns to representative congressmen. The staggering attendance figures for the New York State Pavilion are a testament to its popularity: by the close of the second season of the fair in 1965, an estimated 6,000,000 fairgoers had passed through the Pavilion’s gates and walked upon its famous map floor.