The Republic of China set the
example for more than sixty other foreign national exhibitors
expected to participate in the Fair's International Area, when
ground was broken on Thursday, November 29, for the Chinese Pavilion
near the site of the Unisphere. The event followed by less than
a month the transatlantic groundbreaking for the Vatican Pavilion.
The Chinese Pavilion, occupying
a site of 25,000 sq. ft., will rise four stories to a height
of seventy-eight feet. The ground floor will contain a general
exhibit hall and gift shop and the second floor will be laid
out as a series of multi-purpose meeting rooms.
The core of the pavilion will
be the thrid floor where special exhibits will display precious
jadeware, paintings, tapestries and sculpture.
C.C. Yang and Paul K.Y. Chen
are the architects for the pavilion which Mr. Chen described
as "traditional Chinese" in architectural motif. "The
building itself," he said, "is an exhibit deliberately
selected to portray Chinese culture."
SOURCE: FAIR NEWS,
Vol. 1, No. 7, December 20, 1962