• Short Summary

    THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR OPENS NEXT WEDNESDAY. FOR WEEKS MORE THAN EIGHT THOUSAND WORKMEN?

  • Description

    THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR OPENS NEXT WEDNESDAY. FOR WEEKS MORE THAN EIGHT THOUSAND WORKMEN AND ENGINEERS HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE SITE BUILDING THE 175 NATIONAL PAVILIONS AND OTHER FEATURES OF THE FAIR.

    THE FIRST IS THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC STAND. THE PAVILION CONSISTS OF TWO SINGLE LEVEL CONCRETE STRUCTURES. THE DESIGNERS HAVE TRIED TO RECONSTRUCT THE ATMOSPHERE OF THE OLD CITY OF CAIRO. SEVERAL HISTORICAL MONUMENTS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO NEW YORK FROM THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS IN EGYPT AND WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT THE FAIR. A FEATURE OF THE U.A.R. STAND ARE THE PANELS OF MULTI-COLOURED CUT GLASS.

    THE DANISH PAVILION IS BEING OPERATED BY THE DANISH AGRICULTURAL MARKETING BOARD. WHEN COMPLETED IT WILL INCLUDE A FURNITURE DISPLAY AREA, AN EXHIBIT OF FINE ARTS, AND TWO RESTAURANTS. THE RESTAURANTS WILL SERVE DANISH FOOD AS WELL AS BEER, AQUAVIT AND LIQUEURS. CHILDREN WILL BE CATERED FOR IN A "TIVOLI" STYLE. PLAYGROUND THAT WILL HAVE ATTENDANTS TO CARE FOR THE YOUNGSTERS.

    THE "AVENUE OF AFRICAN NATIONS" WILL, AS THE PROMOTERS EXPLAIN, "PROVIDE THE NATIONS OF AFRICA WITH AN UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THE DRAMATIC AND COLOURFUL PAGEANT OF THEIR HISTORY, THEIR CULTURE AND ARTISTIC HERITAGE, AND THEIR SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND POLITICAL ACHIEVEMENTS AND ASPIRATIONS." THE PAVILIONS HERE WILL INCLUDE A HALL OF ASPIRATIONS, A WILD-LIFE EXHIBIT, AND A CINEMA WHERE FILMS ON AFRICAN ART, CULTURE AND WILD-LIFE WILL BE SHOWN. A SPECIAL FEATURE HERE WILL BE A TREE HOUSE RESTAURANT WHICH WILL OFFER AFRICAN FOOD, WHILE PROVIDING TRADITIONAL AFRICAN ENTERTAINMENT.

    ONE OF THE YOUNGEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD -- MALAYSIA -- HAS A LARGE PAVILION AT THE FAIR. HERE TOO, THERE WILL BE A RESTAURANT AND A THEATRE, AS WELL AS INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL EXHIBITS. THE THEMES OF THE MALAYSIAN PAVILION INCLUDE ECONOMIC STABILITY, TOURISM, INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC5HSBVWWB5VYRSR06P6CRLD6W
    Media URN:
    VLVAC5HSBVWWB5VYRSR06P6CRLD6W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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