Pamphlet: Groundbreaking









SOURCE: New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation Commemorative Groundbreaking Pamphlet


REPUBLIC OF CHINA FIRST GOVERNMENT TO START WORK IN INTERNATIONAL AREA

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

 

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