Attached are some photos taken in the Parks Department library,
dealing with their neglect of the Tent of Tomorrow:
Local architect Louis R. Colalillo proposed a Queens Center for the Performing Arts for the Tent in 1989. The Parks Department chose to ignore his proposal. In a Manhattan-centric city, the Parks Department assumed that it would not attract enough people. They assumed that Queens residents do not attend concerts.
This is a 1979 Daily News editorial on the decaying state of the mosaic map, only 14 yesars after the World's Fair ended. The Parks Department appeared to be acting like an ostrich, ignoring the alarm being sent by New York's most widely read newspaper.
Fast forward to November 2006, where NY Times' Dave Barry laments the ongoing decay of the Tent.
Left is an image of the Philip Johnson landmark fulfilling its purpose, with a mosaic floor of New York.
Left is a Queens Chronicle photo of the Aybar proposal for an aviation museum inside the tent, proposed in 2000. Once again, the Parks Department has chosen to ignore the proposal, allowing the Tent to deteriorate further.
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