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New York State Pavilion fundraising campaign seeks to restore terrazzo floor

The campaign offers up some serious perks

A large circular structure with two towers to the side of it. In the foreground is a green lawn and trees. Shutterstock

On the heels of a $14.25 million boost from the city, the quest to restore Philip Johnson’s dilapidated New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park gets another backer.

“The Cities Project” by Heineken is aiming to raise $15,000 through an Indiegogo campaign by the end of June to help “pitch in for the revival” of a severely damaged mosaic floor at the entryway to the pavilion’s Tent of Tomorrow. In its heyday, the Tent of Tomorrow’s suspension roof—the largest at the time—covered a 567-panel terrazzo road map of New York State. The roof was removed in 1976 when it was declared unstable, leaving the map exposed.

“The Cities Project” is incentivizing donations to the fund in a major way: When backers donate at least $150 toward the campaign, or any one of the nine other participating fundraising campaigns run by “The Cities Project”, folks will be eligible to receive one of 2,600 pairs of concert tickets for Bruno Mars’s upcoming 24K Magic Tour.

If $150 is a bit too steep, don’t worry, there are other perks available for donations of a lesser denomination. For instance, a $15 donation gets you a cool New York Pavilion art print and a $30 donation, a Cities t-shirt. There is also the simple satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to bring an iconic site back to life.

“The Cities Project” is also helping to support +POOL.

New York State Pavilion

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