Dramatic night-time view of the
Source: United Airlines
Promotional Slide presented courtesy Bradd Schiffman Collection
Dramatic day-time view of the
Source: Commercial Transparency
by Photo Lab, Inc., Washington, DC presented courtesy Bill Cotter
Although the footprint of the NCR
Pavilion was small compared to the other industrial giants represented
at the Fair, maximum use of space was gained by employing "space
frame" construction that created an interior exhibit space
free of support column obstructions. The spider-web-like frames
can be seen at the roof and second floor levels. The upper space
frame actually supported the lower by use of tie-rods which connected
them together. The NCR Pavilion occupied a prime spot at the Fair
-- in the Court of the Moon across from the Lunar Fountain.
This rare interior view of the pavilion
looks down into the lower level exhibit level from the second
floor. Note the lack of interior supports. The tie-bars connecting
the upper and lower space frames can be seen surrounding the opening
between the two floors which accommodated the escalators.
This night shot shows a closer view
of one of three exterior towers that provided the main support
for the structure. Although massive, the towers appeared light
because of their open design.
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INASMUCH AS the total cost of the Fair and its fringe
benefits comes to an estimated billion dollars, gold is a significant
color at Flushing Meadow. The National Cash Register Co. is a
natural for gold, but actually its exhibit centers about "Man
and His Records," which dramatizes the science of recording,
analyzing and storing information.
NCR stands for National Cash Register. After dark
its pavilion -- color-matched by the Lunar Fountain out in front
-- would have gladdened the heart of old King Midas.
- Source: News Colorfoto
by Edmund Peters
- Source: New York Sunday News - Date unknown