From the Daily News:
Critics point to the elevators' deterioration as another disappointing turn in the saga of the city-owned pavilion, a formerly grand - and now decaying - symbol of Queens.
But [Pat] Carrajat, who recently founded the nation's first elevator museum in Long Island City, has a unique idea to save the SkyStreaks, as they were dubbed during the fair.
He hopes the city will donate at least one elevator to him so he can restore it and put it on display at his nascent 44th Ave. institution.
The city Parks Department said in a statement that it "would be happy to consider a proposal about showcasing the elevators."
Carrajat figures he can get the restoration done for free. But he said he would not invest the time - or thousands of dollars in transporting the elevators - unless the city would part with one for his permanent display.
Still, he hopes to reach a deal. He said the elevators, which used revolutionary technology that did not require traveling cables, are too important to let rot.
"That was all cutting edge," Carrajat said. "It was literally 'Star Trek.'"