Documentary Will Highlight World Fair “Ruins”


    A trailer to the documentary film “Modern Ruin” popped up on our radar, it’s a homage to the now-crumbling World Fair Pavilion that is so iconic to the Queens’ landscape. According to the official website, filmmaker Matthew Silva plans to “tell the story of the Pavilion from the glory days of the fair, through the years of neglect, up to present day advocacy.” He hopes the film will push people to advocate for, and re-imagine Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the repurposing of the structure. Considering the impending creation of a nonprofit conservancy or an alliance for the park, the iconic Philip Johnson design may just see a second life in (we hope!) the near future.

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