The Theme Center of the New York World's Fair

The Theme Center of the New York World's Fair 1939 NY World's Fair


Stock #: 314121
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: New York
State: New York (NY)
Publisher: The Albertype Co
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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An artist's sketch of the 200-foot Perisphere within which visitors to the New York World's Fair of 1939 will view from a revolving platform suspended in mid-air, a dramatization of the World of Tomorrow. Clusters of fountains will screen the piers supporting the Sphere so that the great ball will appear to be poised on jets of water. The 700-foot triangular Trylon adjacent - a unique use of the trihedron as an architectural form in such dimensions - will serve as a Fair beacon and broadcasting tower. The plans for the Perisphere and Trylon were prepared by the architectural firm of Harrison and Fouiloux