World's Fair Information Manual


EXHIBIT
American-Israel World's Fair Corp.
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Z. Sitchin
American-Israel World's Fair Corp.
1776 Broadway
New York 19, New York
CI 5-2540
__and
Mr. Harold S. Caplin
H. S. Caplin and Company
80 Pine Street
New York 5, New York
HA 5-2470
FAIR CONTACT
Mr. Allen Beach
CONTRACT SIGNED
July 8, 1963
LOCATION
Block 33; Lot 31
International Area
AREA
14,438 sq. ft.
ARCHITECT
Mr. Ira Kessler
Room 912
25 West 43 Street
New York 36, New York
WI 7-0787
CONTRACTOR
Hegeman-Harris Co., Inc.
Line Drawing

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
Exterior: The American-Israel Pavilion depicts the 4,000 year history and culture of the Jewish people with emphasis on their moral contributions to the world.

The 6,000 square foot spiral shaped building, soaring in height from 10 feet to 40 fee, is a sculptural expression of the concept of ALYIA, a Hebrew word signifying the surging impulse of hope over despair. The entire structure is sheathed in rough cut African mahogany.

An exterior paneled wall contains bas-relief sculpture in sand, representing the twelve tribes of Israel.

The entrance to the pavilion displays authentic stones from King Solomon's mines.

Interior: Three dimensional dioramas, and ancient artifacts transport the visitor to Biblical days. The contrast of modern day Israel is depicted in scientific and technical exhibits, including such projects as the reclamation of the desert, and others developed at the Weiszmann Institute.

In addition to the main exhibit area, the pavilion has a section for the display and sale of products from Israel, as well as, a restaurant featuring Israeli and American-Jewish specialties.

American-Israel Pavilion

Source: NY World's Fair Publication For Those Who Built the Fair

American-Israel Pavilion
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