Operations

SOURCE: Photography by Max Mordecai

Central Court

INVITATION

DOMESTIC: By letter and through representatives of the Fair Corporation.
INTERNATIONAL:
By the Mayor of the City of New York, with the cooperation of the Department of State, and by the international visiting teams acting on behalf of the Fair Corporation and working through the United States embassies in the countries involved. The teams are comprised of outstanding men and women in business, government or letters.
International participants are encouraged to appoint a representative from their Consular Office in New York or Embassy in Washington to act for their government in selecting the exhibit site and in negotiating an agreement of participation.
SOURCE: Operations Manual, NY World's Fair Corporation

SOURCE: Photography by Max Mordecai

International Area

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND EXHIBITS

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The function of the International Affairs and Exhibits Division is to encourage and effectuate the participation of invited foreign countries at the New York World's Fair; to sustain this participation during the Fair; and to contribute to the collective efforts to create better understanding between the Nations of the World. In connection with this function, it is the Divisions' responsibility to do the following:

I
  • Present the formal invitation to the Head of the Government of the foreign country whose participation is desired.
  • Assist in the selection of a suitable site and the execution of an Agreement of Participation.
  • Provide cost data, terms of payment, engineering, and other related information as needed.
  • Motivate the designation of a liaison officer between the Fair and the participating country and encourage the early appointment of an architect.
  • Insure the submission of preliminary and final exhibit plans and acquire renderings where possible.
  • Furnish progress reports and general information publications and releases about the Fair.
II Render such service to the participating countries after the start of the Fair as may be desirable in order to maintain an effective liaison: for example, the reception and entertainment of dignitaries visiting the Fair; assisting in the planning of special days and events; providing solutions to the day-to-day problems that are bound to arise during the Fair. 
III Stimulate thought and exchange ideas with the representatives and peoples of the participating countries as they make use of the opportunity provided by the Fair to project in the best possible setting their images as Nations.
IV Render protocol service to officials of cities, states and national governments and other distinguished visitors.
SOURCE: Operations Manual, NY World's Fair Corporation

EXHIBIT REGULATIONS

* 50,000 square foot maximum area per exhibit site.
* Structures may not exceed 80 feet in height.
* Building Coverage will not exceed 60% of any lot. Set backs must not be less than 15 feet at the front, 10 feet at each side, and 5 feet at rear of lot. The area of any lot not covered by buildings must be landscaped. Plans of pavilions are subject to the approval of the Fair Corporation.
* Any exceptions to be applied to special cases must be determined by the Fair Corporation.

SOURCE: Pre-Fair Planning Report, NY World's Fair Corporation
Typical Plot
The Building Code, The Health Code, and all Rules and Regulations applicable to the premises must be observed. 
 

Publications covering the above stipulations are as follows:

Building Code. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2.50

Health Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Rules & Regulations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00

 

Order above from:

Mr. Ray Tarkman, Office Manager
New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corp.
World's Fair, New York 11380
WF4-2291
RENT: Industrial, Transportation and Special Exhibits to cost $4.00 per square foot for each year of operation of Fair, i.e., 1964 and 1965.
International Exhibits to cost $3.00 per square foot for each year of operation of Fair.
Concessions - per individual contract.
PAYMENT OF RENT
FOR INDUSTRIAL
TRANSPORTATION
AND SPECIAL
EXHIBITORS:
  1.  50% of first year's rent on signing of contract.
  2. Balance of first year's rent five days after issuance of building permit.
  3. 50% of second year's rent on 7/15/64.
  4. 50% of second year's rent on 1/15/65.
  THE FAIR DOES NOT HAVE, NOR WILL IT HAVE, ANY GENERAL LIST OF APPROVED BIDDERS. THE FAIR WILL NOT RECOMMEND CONTRACTORS, ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS OR SUPPLIERS TO THE EXHIBITORS. 
SOURCE: Operations Manual, NY World's Fair Corporation

SOURCE: Photography by Max Mordecai

Parade passes by

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FEATURES:

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has established an office in the World's Fair Service Building, located at the main entrance to the Fair grounds to service and assist all organizations represented at the Fair to properly understand and comply with Federal tax laws relative to their operations, according to Brooklyn District Director, Thomas E. Scanlon, within the jurisdiction the World's fair Corporation is situated.

The Internal Revenue Service World's Fair Office is staffed with Revenue Office personnel under the direction of J. Kenneth Mccloskey, Collection Manager. The Revenue Office staff will be augmented by additional personnel from the Brooklyn District, as required.

All organizations represented at the Fair, either foreign or domestic, should use the Internal Revenue Service World's Fair office for consultation on their tax problems and in processing of returns. This office is prepared to furnish informational services on Federal employment, excise and income taxes for exhibitors and concessionaires (Foreign and Domestic) and their employees. The varied types of Revenue forms and how they apply to organizations or individual taxpayers are available, as well as instructions on the data requested on them.

All exhibitors and concessionaires on the fairgrounds can expect a personal visit from Revenue Officers at their site location. All Fair representatives are invited to contact the Internal Revenue Service World's Fair Office. Personal visits may be made from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

SOURCE: Operations Manual, NY World's Fair Corporation

SOURCE: Photography by Max Mordecai

New York State Pavilion

EMPLOYMENT

The New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation will operate with a small permanent staff. There are presently no vacancies and the opportunities for employment are limited. Interviews are arranged by appointment only when an opening exists. Part-time, summer, or temporary help will not be utilized.

The exhibitors and concessionaires will engage the personnel required to operate their pavilions and facilities. Applications for such employment should be made directly to the exhibitors and concessionaires.

Guides, Bus Drivers, Tractor Train Operators, Conductors, Telephone Information Clerks and Information Booth Attendants at the Fair will be furnished by Greyhound At The World's Fair, Inc. Minimum age requirements for applicants is 18 years. No applications will be accepted from people wanting only summer employment. Fluency in at least one language in addition to English is required for Guides. For further information, write to Greyhound At The World's Fair, Inc., World's Fair, New York 11380.

The New York World's Fair Division of Pinkerton's, Inc., will staff the World's Fair Police, Admissions (Female cashiers and ticket sellers and male ushers and ticket takers), Parking (Traffic control and toll collector). Applications may be obtained by writing to: Pinkerton's, Inc., New York World's Fair Division, Identity Building, World's Fair, New York 11380. Interviews are by appointment only.

Allied Maintenance Corporation will provide Maintenance and Utility Personnel. For applications, write to: Allied Maintenance Corporation, Maintenance Headquarters Bldg., World's Fair, New York 11380.

SOURCE: Operations Manual, NY World's Fair Corporation

SOURCE: Photography by Max Mordecai

Fountains of the Fair and Unisphere

ATTENDANCE

TOTAL ADMISSIONS - PERCENT BY REGIONS:
30% NEW YORK CITY
25% WITHIN 50 MILES
18% 100 - 250 MILES
10% 50 - 100 MILES
7% 250 - 500 MILES
5% 500 - 1000 MILES*
3% OVER 1000 MILES*
2% FOREIGN
  * Includes Eastern Canada
70,000,000 TOTAL ADMISSIONS
40,000,000 in 1964
30,000,000 in 1965
 Estimate prepared by
COMPTROLLER
AND
OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
with the cooperation of
ANDREWS AND CLARK
SOURCE: Operations Manual, NY World's Fair Corporation

SOURCE: Photography by Max Mordecai

Unisphere

ADMISSIONS (Trucking)

NORMAL DELIVERIES 

Normal deliveries will be made between midnight and 8:00 a.m. No deliveries will be permitted except in trucks and station wagons.

No entries will be permitted after 8:00 a.m. and all vehicles must leave the site by 8:30 a.m. Speed of all vehicles within the site is 15 miles per hour.

The Fowler-Avery Avenue Gate is the only operational truck gate between 9:00 a.m. and midnight. The Fowler-Avery Avenue, Rodman Street, Corona Avenue and 111th Street truck gates are operational between midnight and 8:00 a.m.

Emergency vehicles and vehicles on emergency utility service are permitted to use all appropriate entrances.

Violation of the above will be cause for revoking entry permits.

EMERGENCY DELIVERIES 

Emergency Deliveries may be made between 9:00 a.m. and midnight only at the Fowler-Avery Avenue Service Gate. The charge for emergency delivery vehicles to enter the Fowler-Avery Gate is $5.00 for each entry. Deliveries from outside the site during hours of public operation will be permitted only in actual emergencies as determined by the Director of Security. Deliveries will be made into Rentar Fair Corporation Area only.

Rentar Fair Corporation will telephone the consignee before taking any action. The consignee may send a messenger to carry the material to his exhibit. If the delivery is handled by Rentar Fair Corporation, no charge will be made for this service. Packages not exceeding 50 pounds in weight and not more than 36 inches in any dimension may be hand-carried through any gate using a bona fide pass or a $2.50 admission ticket.

DELIVERY PERMITS

Monthly Permit (midnight to 8:00 a.m. only) obtainable from the Office of Truck Delivery Operation Unit located at the Fowler-Avery Avenue Gate, World's Fair, New York, 11380, WF4-7623. $5.00 per vehicle.

Single Entry Permit (midnight to 8:00 a.m. only) obtainable at Fowler-Avery Avenue Gate: Good for single entry only. $1.00 per vehicle.

Emergency Entry Permit (9:00 a.m. to midnight) obtainable at Fowler-Avery Avenue Gate: Good for single entry only. $5.00 per vehicle.

Single Entry Permits and Emergency Entry Permits will be surrendered at Exit Gates.

AUTOMOBILE AND COURTESY VEHICLES OF ALL TYPES 

Private cars, motorcycles and taxis are not permitted on the site. All such vehicles found on the site will be towed off the site.

All Construction equipment and Engineers and Construction supervisor's vehicles will enter and exit only between midnight and 8:00 a.m. at the Rodman Street Truck Gate (#7A). These vehicles must be off the site by 8:30 a.m.

SOURCE: Operations Manual, NY World's Fair Corporation

SOURCE: Photography by Max Mordecai

NY State Pavilion Towers

ADMISSIONS (Passes)

WITH PICTURES 

Application should be made to the World's Fair Identification Department. World's Fair Service Building, WF4-5364.

  • Participants' Employees identification admission cards will be issued by the Security Division to those accredit representatives, agents and employees of Participants whose duties or responsibilities require their continuous presence at the projects. the holders of such cards will be accorded free admission to the grounds, subject to such restrictions as may from time to time be prescribed by the Fair Corporation.
  • Form Applications for Participants' Employees identification cards, accompanied by detailed instructions, were sent to Participants by Director of Maintenance and Security in advance of the opening date of the Fair. Applications were submitted in duplicate in ample time to allow for approval, for the photographing of the subjects and for the preparation and issuance of the identification cards.
  • The Fair Corporation reserves the right to reject any applications for identification cards or to cancel any outstanding identification card at any time for any reason satisfactory to the Fair Corporation.
  • A charge of ONE DOLLAR ($1.00) will be made for each identification card issued to cover the cost of photograph, etc. If at any time a pass is lost by an employee of a participant, there will be a replacement charge of $15.00 for a new pass.

Upon the termination of employment of any accredited representative, agent or employee, participants shall immediately notify the World's fair Identification Department of such termination and the pass shall be returned to the Fair Corporation for cancellation or a charge of $15.00 will be made.

Participants must return all passes requested by the Fair Corporation within five days after such a request is made by the Fair Corporation. There will be a charge of $15.00 for each pass not returned.

The Fair Corporation Reserves the right to make regular payroll audits of the Participants' records in order that it may maintain at all times a correct list of accredited employees.

WHITE PASSES 
All employees of the Fair Corporation, Pinkerton's, Allied Maintenance, etc., assigned to Fair Corporation Work.
SALMON PASSES
Employees of exhibitors and concessionaires and the exhibitor's division of Pinkerton's, Allied Maintenance, etc.
TAN PASSES 
All repairmen permanently assigned on the site for servicing of equipment or installations used by the Fair Corporation or participants.

WITHOUT PICTURES 
Application should be made to the Pass Control Office, Administration Building, WF4-8424.
BLUE PASSES 
Pavilion Managers, police, working representatives of federal, state and city departments, etc.
GOLD PASSES
The two top executives of all firms having leases or contracts with the Fair Corporation, state or federal officials as prescribed. Top executives of the Fair Corporation, etc.

DAY PASSES

Day passes will be issued by the Pass Control Office located in Room 128 of the Administration Building, WF4-8424. Request for day passes may be made directly to the Pass Office or through the appropriate department of the World's Fair Corporation.

  1. Requests for day passes are made by submitting a "Day Pass Application."
  2. In order to avoid delay in issuance of passes, requests should be submitted twenty or more days in advance.
  3. Passes will not be issued more than fourteen (14) days in advance.
  4. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  5. A separate day pass application should be submitted for each date for which passes are requested.
  6. No more than two (2) officials may be designated by a pavilion to sign the Day Pass Application form.
  7. The number of passes requested on the "Day Pass Application" should be inserted as per the following example - twelve (12).
  8. Names of individuals who are to receive day passes should be furnished on a supplemental list.
  9. All unused day passes should be returned to the Pass Control Office not more than one day after date stamped on pass.
  10. Violation of pass privilege will result in loss of such privilege.
THE FOLLOWING CLASSIFICATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO APPLY FOR DAY PASSES 
  1. Performers whether hired by the Fair Corporation or by Participants
  2. Visiting VIP's when invited by the Fair Corporation and on request of the Protocol Division - names to be listed.
  3. Deliveries (small packages), or messengers.
  4. Repairmen for temporary needs.
  5. Volunteer workers of religious pavilions, Masons, UNICEF and the Women's Advisory Council.
  6. Construction workers. Requests should be made to Mr. Joe Myers, Director of Plans, WF4-2258.
  7. Others as approved by the Director of Passes.
SOURCE: Operations Manual, NY World's Fair Corporation 

SOURCE: Photography by Max Mordecai

NY State Pavilion

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