1939 New York World’s Fair- New York City Building

The New York City building during the 1939 World’s Fair was adjacent to the iconic trylon and perisphere. It is the only building left from the fair that still exists today. At the time of the fair it showed visitors the different departments of New York City’s government. Today, the building is the Queens Museum of Art. The description on the back of the postcard reads:

“Erected by the people of New York City, this building contains exhibits which acquaint the visitor with the various activities of the numerous departments of city government. The building, occupying a plot of 163,750 square feet, is to be permanent and after the fair will be used as a huge public sports palace. ARCHITECTS- Aymar Embury, II”

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