Walks & Roadways Gallery


Source: World's Fair Promotional Brochure
Colored light units were modular so that they could be assembled in many variations.
Light and Swiss Skyride

Source: Brochure Plexiglass at the Fair

STREET LIGHTING - 1400 of these units illuminate the walks and streets of the Fair. Each cube houses a fluorescent panel lamp and has a bottom panel of light-refracting patterned Plexiglass. The cubes' inside panels are also of Plexiglass acrylic plastic in a wide variety of translucent colors and arrangements.
Street Light
Source: © 2001 Bradd Schiffman
Interesting shot showing lights as they curve along a Fair walkway. The New York State Pavilion's observation towers are framed in this shot as well (Courtesy of Bradd Schiffman)
Curving Street with Lights

The lights don't seem very large from the ground looking up, but their size is deceiving as these pictures show! And they're HEAVY too! World's Fair collector Gary Holmes salvaged this Fair streetlight from the backyard of an area restaurant that was about to go bankrupt a few years back. The restaurant had acquired them at one of the Fair's "Going-out-of-Business" sales.
Access to the lamps within was gained by removing screws holding the plates on the top of the light. The triangular shaped base held speaker equipment for the Fair's sound system. Gary's light would make a "+" shape if you looked at it from above. The section he is holding in the picture on the right mounts onto the gray section of the light on the left.
 
Source: © 2001 Bill Young
Gary Holmes with Light Gary Holmes with Light Section

 

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