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Iconic New York State Pavilion To Be Reimagined With Design Competition

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Everyone who loves the pavilion is invited to think about its future

The New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is going to get a new lease on life after years of neglect that have caused the 1964 World's Fair structures to slide into disrepair. Untapped Cities caught word that the National Trust For Historic Preservation and community group People For the Pavilion have launched an international competition seeking proposals to reimagine the iconic structures designed by Philip Johnson.

The goal of the competition is to "radically re-imagine one of New York City’s most iconic buildings" by reactivating the space for the enjoyment of the general public, according to the competition's website. For years, the structures have been closed off to visitors, save for a brief time in 2014 when they were open to the public. The pavilion was repainted to its original "American Cheese" yellow in 2015 after a $3 million funding infusion.

The competition is open to architects, non-architects, engineers, and non-engineers alike (over the age of 13), and will be accepting proposals through July 1. The competition will be judged by community stakeholders and a group of design-adjacent professionals. Full details on the competition this way.

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