'Tomorrow-Land': Examining The Cultural Impact of The 1964-65 World's Fair

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The Unisphere in the Queens borough of New York City on September 6, 2007. The Unisphere, designed by Gilmore D. Clarke, it was put in place to celebrate the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair.
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This week marked a changing of the guard in New York City. As Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 12-year tenure ended, The Takeaway is thinking about another utterly unique era in the city's history.

Fifty years ago, New York City was a very different place when it hosted visitors from around the world for the World's Fair of 1964-65. Joseph Tirella, author of “Tomorrow-Land: The 1964-65 World’s Fair and the Transformation of America,” examines how the 1964-65 World's Fair represented a changing United States, a country transfixed by technology and rapid transition.