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the Queens Museum of Art is part of Flushing Meadows Corona Park .

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NYC Panorama Model 2

NYC Panorama Model 2
Made by Mr. T in DC
From Wikipedia: The best known permanent exhibition at the Queens Museum is the Panorama of the City of New York which was commissioned by Robert Moses for the 1964 World’s Fair. A celebration of the City’s municipal infrastructure, this 9,335-square-foot (867.2 m2) architectural model includes every single building constructed before 1992 in all five boroughs; that is a total of 895,000 individual structures. The Panorama was built by a team of 100 people working for the architectural model makers Raymond Lester Associates in the three years before the opening of the 1964 World’s Fair. The Panorama was one of the most successful attractions at the ’64 Fair with a daily average of 1,400 people taking advantage of its 9 minute simulated helicopter ride around the City. After the Fair the Panorama remained open to the public and until 1970 all of the changes in the City were accurately recreated in the model by Lester’s team. After 1970 very few changes were made until 1992, when again Lester Associates was hired to update the model to coincide with the re-opening of the museum. The model makers changed over 60,000 structures to bring it up-to-date. In March 2009 the museum announced the intention to update the panorama on an ongoing basis. To raise funds and draw public attention the museum will allow individuals to and developers to have accurate models made of buildings newer than the 1992 update created and added in exchange for a donation. Accurate models of smaller apartment buildings and private homes, now represented by generic models, can also be added. The twin towers of the World Trade Center will be replaced when the new buildings are created, the museum has chosen to allow them to remain until construction is complete rather than representing an empty hole. The first new buildings to be added was the new Citi Field stadium of the New York Mets. The model of the old Shea Stadium will continue to be displayed elsewhere in the museum.

Roof Graffiti Ad, New York City

Roof Graffiti Ad, New York City
Made by Si1very
This rooftop graffiti ad on a building in/near New York's Flushing Meadow Park was seen via Microsoft's Live Search maps interface. The ad reads PERSONS IN PLANES CALL 718-707-3362. One may assume that this ad was actually graffiti/vandalism, perhaps added to the roof of this building without permission. On later satellite/aerial pics, the message has been removed. From simple researching, I can see that the number is for something called Flux Factory which has a site at www.fluxfactory.org/ and bills itself as a not for profit arts organization supporting innovation in things. I wonder how many phone calls they received before the message was painted over? (Note: I rotated the Queens museum building about 180 degrees in order to make the roof message more easily legible. You can see where the building is located according to Yahoo maps by clicking on the map link found under the Additional Information column on the lower right of this page.)

New York City Panorama

New York City Panorama
Made by jeffs4653
Inside the Queens Art Museum at the fair grounds you'll find this gigantic panorama of the city. It's five boroughs accurately represented. Built for the 1964 fair, it has been updated and renovated several times since the fair ended. You must view this image at original size and scroll around. The detail is amazing. More information here: www.queensmuseum.org/exhibitions/visitpanorama Built by Robert Moses for the 1964 World’s Fair, in part as a celebration of the City’s municipal infrastructure, this 9,335 square foot architectural model includes every single building constructed before 1992 in all five boroughs; that is a total of 895,000 individual structures.

Queens Museum of Art

Queens Museum of Art
Made by Mr. T in DC
From Wikipedia: The Queens Museum of Art (QMA) is located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York. It is located in the New York City Building (architect Aymar Embury II) that was constructed for the 1939 World’s Fair and hosted the United Nations General Assembly 1946-50. Founded in 1972, the museum houses the well known Panorama of the City of New York, a scale model of the five boroughs built for the 1964 World’s Fair.

Panorama of the City of New York

Panorama of the City of New York
Made by no3rdw
This image doesn't do this thing justice... it's really massive, and even a panorama of this size doesn't begin to capture the detail. Just about every building is there... with tons of tiny details like cars in the street, the Cyclone on Coney Island, and even windows on each building. image for a better view - although the dim lighting and my tripod-less state resulted in quite a bit of noise and blur :(



Made by IanWhalen
For more info please see this blog post here: New York Burning Man Decompression 2007. This photo is licensed under a Creative Commons license. If you use this photo, please list the photo credit as Ian Whalen and link the credit to www.ianwhalen.com.

Panorama of New York

Panorama of New York
Made by terraplanner
Built by Robert Moses for the 1964/1965 World’s Fair in acknowledgment of the city’s infrastructure, the 9,335 square foot model includes every building built before 1992 in all five boroughs with the city of New York. The model is currently on display at the Queen Museum of Art, the same building used as the City of New York’s exhibit at the 1964/1965 World’s Fair.

Futurama 1939 Fair Artifacts

Futurama 1939 Fair Artifacts
Made by jeffs4653
In the Museum at the Fairgrounds, are several display cases with artifacts from both the 1939 and 1964 fairs. This display case contains artifacts from the Furturama exhibit, and from the Chrysler exhibit. Viewing the photo in it's original size will allow you to read the text at the bottom of the case with information on all the items.

The Panorama

The Panorama
Made by pauletto
Went to the Queens Museum with Steve, Shirley and Dave the day after Thanksgiving, and it was incredible. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panorama_of_the_City_of_New_York#Pa...

1940 Fair Guide Uniform

1940 Fair Guide Uniform
Made by jeffs4653
In the Museum at the Fairgrounds, are several display cases with artifacts from both the 1939 and 1964 fairs. An original 1940 Fair Guide Uniform. Viewing the photo in it's original size will allow you to read the text at the bottom of the case with information on all the items.

Be A Bee

Be A Bee
Made by no3rdw
The photo title comes from an Air song that - as far as I know - they only play live. But Air's new album comes out this fall... and hopefully they will tour and I will finally get to see them live. This concludes an overly-long title explanation for a simple picture of a bee.

QMA 1939-40 World's Fair Patch

QMA 1939-40 World's Fair Patch
Made by Mr. T in DC
Patch on uniform of guide from the 1939-40 World's Fair, in the Queens Museum of Art, in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, NY. The distinctive blue and orange color scheme was later used for Shea Stadium, as well as the uniforms of the NY Mets and NY Islanders sports teams.

QMA_14

QMA_14
Made by Pro-Zak
High key picture of Heather Christian in a performance called i (heart) bobby p., choreographed to three Led Zeppelin songs. Also in the group were Christopher Giarmo and Billy Griffin, but they were moving around too damn fast for me to get a good tripod-based picture.

QMA_04

QMA_04
Made by Pro-Zak
A fantastic piece of dancework ... the theme was a sculpture of two women touching each other. The entire dance had the dancers with at least a hand touching at all times. Very cool stuff. Someone from QMA, please fill me in with the details I neglected to write down.

Where do the Knights play?

Where do the Knights play?
Made by Vidiot
At Queens College, indicated here by the laser-pointer dot. From the Panorama Challenge.

QMA_13

QMA_13
Made by Pro-Zak
From this summer's Passport Fridays at the Queens Museum of Art. This was from some traditional Korean dance. Yup, I should probably know more descriptive terms, but I don't. Sorry, bout that. If I'm lucky, someone will chime in with some info.

Model Manhattan

Model Manhattan
Made by no3rdw
Another shot of the model in the Queens Art Museum. Starting to show the size of this thing... Check out the previous photo for a closeup of some of the buildings, and the next photo for a panoramic view of the whole model.

QMA_15

QMA_15
Made by Pro-Zak
At the Queens Museum of Art this summer, each Friday evening had a program filled with local & ethnic dancing, and an outdoor movie. I only caught the Indian & Korean days, but will catch up on a few more next year.

QMA_17

QMA_17
Made by Pro-Zak
During the first of seven Queens Museum Passport Fridays, Ballet International Africans performs several dance & drum numbers.

Passport Fridays 2008 - Queens Museum of Art

Passport Fridays 2008 - Queens Museum of Art
Made by Stephen Sandoval
www.queensmuseum.org/education/special_events4.htm www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fmcp



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