The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation has begun exploring options for restoration of Queens' quirkiest structure. Most recently, the New York Structural Steel Painting Contractors Association donated their services to re-paint the building's iconic crown in the original shade of "American Cheese" yellow, brightening the Philip Johnson-designed landmark just in time for the 50th Anniversary of the closing of the fair. Visit during the anniversary celebration, which coincides with OHNY Weekend, for a rare peek inside the gates. Long lines are expected; arrive early!
Access Notes: Visitors do not need to climb any stairs, but the site is accessed via a ramp, and the terrain inside of the Pavilion is uneven.
UPDATE: On Sunday, there will be a tent at this site displaying a large private collection of 1939-40 & 1964-65 World's Fair artifacts, memorabilia, and collectibles.
Image Credit: Brendan Crain