It’s the 50th anniversary of NYSCI. Much has changed since 1964, but one thing still remains the same - we’re making the future. Come celebrate our birthday with our 2014 World Maker Faire @makerfaire. #nysci50 #makers #science #worldsfair #makerfaire #1964 #ny #queens (at New York Hall of Science)
The 1964-65 World’s Fair opened 50 years ago yesterday. But the Hall of Science did not. You can see the Hall still under construction in background left of this photo. Find out more about why we were delayed here.
Seven years after Sputnik 1 was launched into orbit, and just six weeks after the U.S. space probe Ranger 7 sent back the first close range photos of the moon, civic leaders and Nobel Laureates gathered in Flushing Meadow, Queens, on a hot September day in 1964 to dedicate the World’s Fair Hall of Sciences as a permanent structure committed to science education and exploration in New York City.
This fascinating “making of” video created by SITU Studio (architects for Design Lab), Surveying the Great Hall captures the impressive scaffolding used in the restoration of the “Cathedral of Science.” As their custom camera rig slowly lifts 70 feet from floor to ceiling, “the camera will be slowly rotating and tilting to survey the space with a corkscrew motion.”