World's Fair Information Manual


Building I

EXHIBIT
United Mexican States
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Adolfo Huerta M.
Subdirector General de Comercio
Avenida Cuauhtemoc 80
Mexico D.F., Mexico
__and
Mr. Jorge Canavati,
Commercial Attache
Deputy Commissioner General
Mexican Coffee Institute
120 Wall Street
New York 5, New York
WH 3-7878
CONTRACT SIGNED
October 30, 1961
LOCATION
Block 29; Lot 1
International Area
AREA
30,001 sq. ft.
ARCHITECT
Pedro Ramirez Vazquez and
Rafael Mijares
Avenida de las Fuentes 170
Mexico 21, D.F., Mexico
__and
Mr. Eduardo Terrazas
Lev Zetlin and Assocs.
114 East 32 Street
New York 16, New York
MU 3-0458
CONTRACTOR
Starrett Brothers and Eken, Inc.

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
Mexico will have its exhibit adjacent to the Fair's symbol, the Unisphere. Its concave walls will architecturally complement the sphere's contours.

The building will cover approximately 13,180 feet of the plot. Ten columns of steel and concrete, will support the entire building. The roof will have a translucent circular center which will serve as a lantern, filtering light throughout the exhibit hall. This hall will contain three stories of exhibits and displays.

The United Mexican States plan to use native materials in the construction of the exhibits, such as "Tezontle" (a reddish porous stone) and white marble. The front walls will be aluminum.

The remaineder of Mexico's plot will be partially covered by a rectangular pool, in the center of which will be a piece of native sculpture.


Building II

EXHIBIT
United States of Mexico
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Adolfo Huerta M.
Subdirector General de Comercio
Avenida Cuauhtemoc 80
Mexico D.F., Mexico
__and
Mr. Jorge Canavati,
Commercial Attache
Deputy Commissioner General
Mexican Coffee Institute
120 Wall Street
New York 5, New York
WH 3-7878
CONTRACT SIGNED
August 14, 1963
ADMISSION
Free
LOCATION
Block 29; Lot 7
International Area
AREA
9,537 sq. ft.
ARCHITECT
Pedro Ramirez Vazquez and
Rafael Mijares
Avenida de las Fuentes 170
Mexico 21, D.F., Mexico
__and
Mr. Eduardo Terrazas
Lev Zetlin and Assocs.
114 East 32 Street
New York 16, New York
MU 3-0458
CONTRACTOR
Starrett Brothers and Eken, Inc.

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
Exterior: The grills of colored blown glass blocks which will be used as part of the facing of the Mexican Pavilion #II, are called "carretones", and will be brought from Mexico.

The stone plaza behind the pavilion will have an outdoor restaurant. The plaza extends into the corridor which adjoins Pavilon #I and becomes integrated into the plaza of Pavilion #I. The stones will be brought from Mexico and are called "Adoquines de Queretaro", ("Flag stones from Queretaro").

Interior: The design of the interior of the two-floor pavilion will be done with Mexican wood called "huanacastle". The pavilion will accommodate restaurants both on the first and second floors. The dining room on the second floor will be of a more luxurious nature and it will be designed so that the room can be divided into private dining areas for special parties. The three part restaurant will handle more than 200 people. The cocktail lounge and bar are on the first floor.

Tropical plants will be hung from the high ceilings on large copper trays. Similar plants will be hung from an open area in the rear of the second floor of the outside recessed wall.

The exhibits of artifacts and other products from Mexico will be displayed as part of the interior decorations.
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