World's Fair Information Manual - Encircling Promenades

  Lighting Encircling Promenades  
Around Fairgrounds
Hamel and Langer
652 First Avenue
New York 16, New York
Clarke and Rapuano, Inc.
830 Third Avenue
New York 22, New York
Hamel & Langer - Lighting
Donald Oenslager - Design Consultant
Frink Corp.-Fixture Manufacturer for Fixture A
Simes Co.-Fixture Manu-
facturer for Fixtures B and C
Broadway Maintenance Corp.-Fixture Installation


Special luminaires have been designed to give added expanse to certain fountains and distinctive treatment to the area. They also provide general illumination for the encircling promenades and traffic lanes around these displays.

Line Drawing 

Type A

surrounds the Fountain of Planets on the Promenade of Industry. It consists of a luminous cylinder topping a tall shaft. Their elongated character is in keeping with the high reaching jet streams of the spectacular they envelop. A total of 43 luminaires are used with a rating of 300 watts per fixture.

Type B

illuminates the walks in the Court of Stars, around the Astral Fountain. This is an open star shaped design, with interlaced elements adorned with twinkling lights, and a downlight for general illumination incorporated in the fixture. A total of 20 fixtures, rated at 300 watts each, are used to encircle the fountain. 

Line Drawing

Source: Operations Manual - New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation

Line Drawing 

Type C

luminaires are installed on the perimeter walks of the Solar and Lunar Fountains. Since these two fountains are somewhat similar in design, this fixture is suitable for both. It is composed of a spherical central body with ray-like spears tipped with lights, set on a luminous cone-shaped base, concealing a downlight. A total of 20 fixtures are installed, 10 units for each of the two fountains; rated at 450 watts per fixture.


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