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With "hood" at one end and "tail fin" at the other, GM's shape suggests a car. And a popular one, as attested by crowd waiting alongside pavilion to ride the Futurama inside.

Source: News Colorfoto by Daniel Jacino, New York Sunday News, September 20, 1964

GM Day View

Same View - Night

Source: Wolfe Worldwide Films

GM Night View

 

Millions will again flock to GM to ride the Futurama, 1964's No. 1 attraction.

Source: General Motors Colorphoto by Daniel Jacino, New York Sunday News, April 25, 1965

Night View of canopy



Sloping canopy of the GM pavilion
 General Motors Futurama Building canopy soars 110 feet

GM pavilion at night
 Night view of illuminated facade

 
BEHIND THE 10-story canopy of the General Motors Futurama at the New York World's Fair, the display plazas form an integral part of the exhibit. Designed by GM's Styling Staff, the 230,000 square foot pavilion houses a display of GM research in science and engineering along with a display of automotive and household products made here and abroad by General Motors.
Outdoor Product Plaza on pavilion's backlot
Outdoor Product Plaza at GM


Avenue of Progress

 On the Avenue of Progress

THE AVENUE OF PROGRESS in the General Motors Futurama at the New York World's Fair offers the visitor a view of the latest scientific and engineering developments in aerospace travel. Throughout the 18,500 square foot display area are animated depictions of the pure and applied research conducted by GM scientists today.
Avenue of Progress

 On the Avenue of Progress

THE AVENUE OF PROGRESS in the General Motors Futurama at the New York World's Fair offers the visitor a view of the latest scientific and engineering developments in aerospace travel. Throughout the 18,500 square foot display area are animated depictions of the pure and applied research conducted by GM scientists today.

Containerized Freight Terminal Model

 Futuristic Containerized Freight Terminal Model

Runabout Experimental Car

Runabout Experimental Car 

Firebird IV Experimental Car

 Firebird IV Experimental Car

The Firebird IV, newest in a series of GM gas turbine-driven cars, anticipates the day when the family will drive to the super-highway, turn over the car's controls to an automatic, programmed guidance system and travel in comfort and absolute safety at more than twice the speed possible on today's expressways. Upon reaching the express exit closest to his destination, the driver will resume personal control and continue along conventional streets and highways.

 

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