World's Fair Information Manual


EXHIBIT
Moroccan Pavilion
 
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Moktar Sbai
Somarex N. Y.
Moroccan Pavilion
1141 Broadway
New York 10, New York
MU 4-3855
 
FAIR CONTACT
Mr. Lionel Harris
 
CONTRACT SIGNED
February 27, 1963
 
ADMISSION
Free
LOCATION
Block 31; Lot 24
International Area
 
AREA
10,000 sq. ft.
 
ARCHITECT
Mr. Charles Koulbanis
510 Madison Avenue
New York 22, New York
PL 5-0110
 
CONTRACTOR
Thatcher Construction Co.

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
The sights and sounds of North Africa are reproduced in this graceful pavilion of traditional Moorish design with its arches and an open patio.
 
Interior: One section of the pavilion is a bazaar, where Moroccan goods are for sale. Elsewhere, works by Moroccan artists are on display, as well as documents and memorabilia significant to Morocco's history. An information center offers advice on import - export trade and acquaints the visitor with the country's tourist attractions.
 
Highlights
 
Land of the Bazaar: Expert craftsmen and women in Moroccan dress weave carpets and make brass ware and leather goods. Visitors can see them knotting rugs, making more than 20,000 knots per square yard at the rate of a yard a week. Moroccan wines and food are also on sale.
 
Restaurants: There are three restaurants, all of which present different surroundings and prices. A sidewalk cafe is in front, a serve-yourself cafeteria in the rear. The indoor restaurant, the "1001 Nights" offers Moroccan menus and entertainment; dancers, singers and musicians.

Pavilion of Morocco

Source: NY World's Fair Publication For Those Who Built the Fair

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