From the Daily News:
The New York State Pavilion, a crumbling yet iconic relic of the 1964 World's Fair in Queens, won approval Tuesday as a state landmark.
The designation opens it to desperately needed rehab grants.
In what historians hailed as a major step toward saving a long-neglected symbol of Queens, the state Board for Historic Preservation voted unanimously to add the concrete-and-steel behemoth to the state Register of Historic Places.
The board also nominated the iconic structure in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park as a national landmark, citing how it "continues to convey the essence of the experience of visitors to the fair."
Both state and federal designations would allow the city, which owns the pavilion and is studying its structural stability, to apply for grants to spruce it up.
It also allows the city to demolish it, but let's not mention that. It's funny how all these news stories wrote their stories as though it was landmarked by the state and therefore protected from demolition.