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“From Dumps to Glory”: Flushing Meadows and the New York World’s Fair of 1939–1940

Kara Murphy Schlichting

in New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226613024
eISBN:
9780226613161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226613161.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the environmental reclamation of Flushing Meadows for the 1939-1940 Queens world’s fair. In the 1930s, the infamous ash dump at Flushing Meadows stood as stark proof of the ... More


Epilogue: The Limits of the World of Tomorrow

Kara Murphy Schlichting

in New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226613024
eISBN:
9780226613161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226613161.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This epilogue examines suburbanization as it was celebrated by the New York World’s Fair and as the major landscape transformation of postwar greater New York. The World of Tomorrow sold visitors a ... More


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