World's Fair Information Manual


1964

EXHIBIT
International Plaza
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Martin O'Toole, Vice President
International City, Incorporated
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York 20, New York
CO 5-7262
FAIR CONTACT
Mr. Gates Davison
CONTRACT SIGNED
January 5, 1963
ADMISSION
Free
LOCATION
Block 33; Lot 30
International Area
AREA
79,777 sq. ft.
ARCHITECT
Ira Kessler and Associates
25 West 43rd Street
New York 36, New York
WI 7-0787
CONTRACTOR
Hegeman-Harris Co., Inc.

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
The International Plaza consists of a series of pavilions for foreign countries, companies and international organizations. The Plaza features a 300 seat International Restaurant where epicurean delights from around the world are served.

International City, has signed contracts for the following exhibits: Artisans of Italy, Arts of Ecuador, B.F.E. of Belgium, Philippine Handicrafts, Brazil, Luxembourg, a Mediterranean Center, Italian Art, Monte Carlo, the Government of India, Sarna India Handicrafts, the West German Pavilion, Hummel Figurines, Nepal, Yugoslavia, and the Hall of Free Enterprise.

The West German exhibit is operated by Gabriel & Hewitt of Seattle, Washington, an importing firm representing more than 300 major German companies. On display are the production quality and technological advances which are responsible for West Germany's position of prominence in world trade today.

The famous casino of Monte Carlo with its routlette wheels, spinning out gifts to visitors represents the celebrated resort, Monaco.

The far-away land of Nepal presents its native arts and vividly portrays man's caonquest of the Himalayas.


1965

EXHIBIT
International Plaza
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Irving Goldman, President
International City, Incorporated
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York 20, New York
CO 5-7262
FAIR CONTACT
Mr. Douglas Beaton
CONTRACT SIGNED
January 5, 1963
ADMISSION
Free
LOCATION
Block 33; Lot 30
Avenue of the United Nations
International Area
AREA
79,777 sq. ft.
ARCHITECT
Ira Kessler and Associates
25 West 43rd Street
New York 36, New York
WI 7-0787
CONTRACTOR
Hegeman-Harris Co., Inc.

SOURCE: 1965 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
The International Plaza is the only multi-nation exhibit at the Fair. Here exhibitors from many countries have displays promoting trade and tourism. Featured in this complex of buildings are the following:

International Garden Restaurant - an outdoor self-service facility offering food and drink from around-the-world.

Hall of Free Enterprise - an educational exhibit pavilion sponsored by the American Economic Foundation to inform Fair visitors concerning the basic principles of free enterprise business methods and their benefits to world trade and unity.

Ecuador - the products of this country may be admired and puurchased at this exhibit. Visitors can sample banana concoctions for which this country is famous.

Luxembourg - Wines, cheeses, pastries and onion soup of this country will delight the visitor to this cottage-style exhibit.

Monte Carlo - This resort which is famous for its casino, its scenery and its social grandeur, displays the winning car from the Grand Prix de Monaco to publicize the most dangerous auto race in the world. Perfumes and souvenirs of the principality are available.

Hummel - Exceptional display of the famous Bavarian ceramic figurines that are famous throughout the world. Unusual pieces are introduced at the Fair in this exhibit.

India - The ancient arts of wood and ivory carving are featured as well as examples of brass wares, carpets, jewels and art works. The Bells of Sarna are displayed to give visitors a preview of the first bell museum that will be opened at Sarasota, Florida, in 1966.

German Pavilion - Products of over 300 West German manufacturers are displayed to show Fair visitors the workmanship and technical excellence that has sparked the industrial boom in Germany. Honer music instruments, Schuco and Koehler toys, Alta porcelain, Sammit leather goods, Hanhardt watches and Patrician House perfumes are displayed.

International Art Center - Modern paintings are prepared and sold in this area.

Philippines - The tastiest food snacks of the Philippines are served with San Miguel beer. Handicraft items made with hemp, sea shells and exotic woods are availalbe. Beautiful hand-carved murals on rare wood panels are featured displays.

Yugoslavia - Fine food products and hand-crafted items made of wood, glass, leather, silver and wool are featured in this display. Tourist information is available to acquaint Fair visitors with the increasingly popular resort country.

Brazil - The world renown firm of H. Stern displays precious stones of Brazil that are used in fine jewelry; exhibit pieces valued at over $100,000 are featured.

Artisans of Italy - Gold jewelry and carved wood products representing artisans from Florence, Genoa, San Marino, Venice, Milan, Naples, Sicily and the Dolomites are featured.

Belgium - Delicious waffles typical of Belgium are featured at this food exhibit.

Formosa - Straw products such as hats, mats, shoes, handbags are presented in oriental fashion. food delicacies of the Genghis Khan era will give Fairgoers a new taste in Chinese cooking.

Turkey - Fabulous treasures of the Middle East including oriental carpets, handicrafts, jewelry, water pipes enchant Fair visitors in this pavilion.

Brazil Coffee - The delicate flavor and aroma of coffee from Brazil is captured in freshly brewed coffee and ice cream in this quaint Spanish style exhibit.

Norway - This country is represented with a display of fine home furnishings, crystal, jewelry, ceramics and other crafts. Film scenes of Norway acquaint Fair visitors with this popular tourist country. Norwegian dessert foods are also available.

Burma - The Government of Burma features promotional displays acquainting Fair visitors with the tourist and trade potential of this exotic country. The world's finest pearls and oriental arts are also pominent exhibits.

Africa - Crafts from Rhodesia, Kenya and Tanganyika depict the culture of Africa.

Mexico - The land of the Aztec is represented with an array of leather, silver, wood carvings and other famous native crafts. An Aztec calendar is a featured display.

Colombia - Food delicacies and handicrafts from the land of Juan Valdez are featured. Coffee and mountain brewed beer to quench Fairgoers thirst are served.

United Nations - The International Exhibit on the United Nations depicts the functions of the various organizations associated with the United Nations to acquaint Fair visitors with the important humanitarian functions of the United Nations.

Artisti di Italia - Fair visitors may have their portrait painted or sketched by some of the finest sketch and portrait artists in the world.

Other Sub-Exhibitors of the International Plaza:

Tower of London
China
Korea
Thailand
Tacomale, Inc.
Tunisia
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