Skeleton buildings, half demolished pavilions and packing cases now dominate the Heysel Park, site of the gigantic, Brussels World Fair.
Skeleton buildings, half demolished pavilions and packing cases now dominate the Heysel Park, site of the gigantic, Brussels World Fair. The Fair opened on January 15 and closed on October 9, nearly million visitors having passed through the turnstiles
Many of the pavilions are to return to their countries of origin, while others, such as the British and the Industrial, are to be sold. The British Pavilion has been bought by a British National newspaper and will be on show at the Ideal Home Exhibition, London -- and annual event sponsored by this paper. The tavern -- a replica of a British country public house -- was purchased by a couple to be converted into a house.
The USA pavilion has been offered to Belgium as a gift and the Russian Government is to give various items to charitable organizations.
The Atomium, that weird, molecule-like structure, will remain in the Park on a ten year lease. The Planetarium, with adjacent buildings, will also must be removed and the park restored to its former state.