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PERIODS OF DECLINE, DISREPAIR AND ONWARD

15 September 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Organized by: Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong / AIA Queens
Venue: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens NY, at the POOLTIME Installation at the north end of Meadow Lake
Ederle Terrace
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens
11367
Join us at the POOLTIME pavilion for two public programs centered on the World’s Fair structures, their architectural lives and meaning post-exhibition. Events are free and open to the public.       3 - 4PM PERIODS OF DECLINE, DISREPAIR AND ONWARD Led by William Gati, with Ruben Ramales of AIA Queens In this lecture, we will focus on the Architecture of Imagination and how the Aquacade captured both historical typologies and modern vision. We’ll discuss the concept, massing, perspective and form, and explore comparative structures from the same architect that established a typology. Economics and politics play a role in prioritizing one agenda over another. With the case of the Aquacade and other structures, maintenance and repair costs made it prohibitive to keep it functional, while public negligence and disregard helped influence its ultimate demolition. However, the vision and creation of the Aquacade was powerful and meaningful for the public -- even decades after the structure is no longer standing.     4 - 5PM   REFLECTION: A MOVEMENT WORKSHOPThrough an instructor-led participatory session for all ages, we will engage in an hour of reflection, meditation and breathing. Please bring a mat or towel to participate!