5 Amazing Examples of Architecture Created for World's Fairs

5 Amazing Examples of Architecture Created for World's Fairs

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Jennifer Hunter
Sep 8, 2015
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Whenever the eyes of the world are on one spotlight city, it always inspires some amazing architecture. These five are particularly interesting and really recall the eras in which they were built. Check them out.

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Flushing meadows in Corona Park actually hosted the World's Fair twice —1939 and 1965 . The space-age Unisphere was built for the latter and is still a great spot to visit in Queens. NYC Parks

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The space needle is a happy remnant of the 1962 World's Fair when it was quickly constructed in just 13 months (due to some red tape). Back then, tickets to the top cost just a buck. → Space Needle

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You've probably seen the 1915 Palace of Fine Arts in movies and TV shows (or your friend's vacation snapshots). It was built as a temporary structure as part of the Panama-Pacific Expo, but was so widely-loved that it was rebuilt (this time to last) in 1964. → San Fransisco Parks Department

The Atomium was central to the World's Fair in Brussels in 1958 and depicts an iron crystal (on a grand scale). Now, it's a tourist attraction that shows off expansive views and even houses a restaurant in one of those shiny spheres.

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The most famous tower in France has gotten a huge rebrand since it was built (and widely panned) for the 1889 World's Fair (called the Exposition Universalle). It held the title of tallest building in the world for 40 years until the Chrysler building eclipsed it in 1930.

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