The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition was the prototypical World’s Fair. It brought together wonders of engineering, the latest technologies and consumer products, and music and art from far-off lands. Sadly, almost all of its buildings are no more—but in Chicago, three lovely fragments of one have resurfaced.
You wouldn't believe it just by looking at it, but this slice of 60s Americana is located three feet underneath a New York City park. Or, at least, it was back in 1964. Whether it's still there remains a mystery—one almost as fascinating as the reason it was constructed in the first place.
Last month, officials in New York determined that it would cost $53 million to fix and restore the New York State Pavilion, the series of hulking space-age structures built in Flushing Meadows Corona Park during the 1964-65 World's Fair. Should these deteriorating ruins be preserved?
The 1970 World's Fair in Osaka, the first to be held in Japan, was full of retro-futuristic architectural splendor. Here's a look at just a few of its strange sights. [Pink Tentacle]
Sure, Skype and Facetime are changing how we communicate but is this new technology really all that revolutionary? This week's excerpt looks at a "futuristic" idea that has been around much longer than you'd think.