Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pavilion may be placed on the National Register

The 1964-65 NY World’s Fair NYS Pavilion will be heard by the NYS Review Board for possible inclusion on the NYS & National Registers of Historic Places on September 15, 2009. People interested in sending in comments are encouraged to do so by mailing them to:

Virginia Bartos
Historic Preservation Field Services Bureau
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Peebles Island
P.O. Box 189
Waterford, NY 12188-0189

Comments must be received by September 14th.


Anonymous said...

Why haven't they done anything positive with this beautiful structure?

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news.

Already writing my letter!

Anonymous said...

Why haven't they done anything positive with this beautiful structure?

Because the Parks department doesnt have one person with a brain on its payroll.
The biggest problem for this structure will be the cost to stabilize it and rehabilitate it into something useful. Parks is in a real pickle with this one. If it gets on the list, they cant justify or get away with tearing it dowm. Yet, if they choose to leave it alone, they have no money for the massive ammount of work that needs to be done. What happens to it? It will probably just continue to sit in its current state. Crapper, do you happen to know when the Parks "study" of this structure will be available to the public? I know they did the study last Winter, which they claim will determine what happens to it.

Anonymous said...

It's about time. Way Overdue.

faster340 said...

It should be listed. I don't understand what the problem is. They could get private funding to restore these structures in exchange for a certain amount of advertising or some other perc or tax rebate and then open it to the public and use it as a tourist attraction charging a nominal fee to go in and check it out. I don't understand what the problem is.

Come on they can get the money for this!

Oh I will be sending out my letter asap.

Anonymous said...

Letter sent in.

Its an icon for roughly two and a half MILLION residents of queens.

Its not even as if its the Finish Pavilion or something, its NEW YORK STATES.

Anonymous said...

That ain't gonna protect shit!


Anonymous said...

They do a study every couple years and ARE TOLD what needs to be done.
The numbers were:
1-2 Million to stabilize
40 Million to restore
80 Million to demolish
Unless the study comes back "cant be saved" they shelve it till the next study comes around.

This has been going on for years ! Parks doesnt want it restored. The large structure will mean more maintanience to do. Soccer feild is easy

Anonymous said...

tourist attraction charging a nominal fee to go in and check it out.

That part of the problem.
And why the 1964 World Fair made no money and left companys burned real bad with insane charges.

The crooked unions from the ticket takers, elevator operators, garbage, electric, stagehands want a piece of that building.
No private operator wants to be held at gunpoint and pay for all of that.
The last operator (Roller Rink)and his employees were almost beaten to death over a Union dispute.
The rink operators dog was thrown with a rock around its neck into the lake.
The park workers at the time had to be in on it. Many are big wigs now

For example:
$900 of 1972 money to cart ten 50 gallon trash cans ?

Anonymous said...

NYS & National Registers of Historic Places.
**PLACES** is the key word here.

From what (and from the websight this only means the sight qualifys and require a bronze "grave stone" next to a soccer field, stadium, shopping center or note of interest on a tourist map.
The old Roosevelt raceway has a bronze marker someplace inside the crap condos complex.

I could be wrong but thats what I was told by people trying to save the NYSP.

Anonymous said...

100 sympathetic letters from citizens could be outweighed by one letter from a city official arguing that the NYS Pavilion is beyond salvation.

Remember the battle for St. Saviors? Hundreds of neighbors came out in support, but it took one Gallagher to thwart the effort.

We must make sure that our elected officials work for us, and not themselves.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the 64-65 Worlds Fair is what started the miserable multiculturalism of our boro, with it's focus on "peace and understanding".