|Mr. Sarabia, left, landed in New
York on May 24, 1939 after a non-stop flight from Mexico City. He
is shown here at the "New York World's Fair 1939" with
Grover Whalen. On June 7, 1939 Sarabia was killed when his plane
crashed at Washington D.C. on an attempted flight to Mexico. Picture
taken May 27, 1939.
||Grover Whalen, President of the
"New York World's Fair 1939" May 27, 1939. Whalen was
constantly promoting the fair. He would do just about anything to
get the fair publishized. It wasn't enough and he was replaced prior
to the 1940 edition of the fair. Didn't help. It still lost money.
Trylon and Perisphere were designed by the architectural firm
of Harrison & Foulihoux and reflected the emphasis on purity
embodied by industrial designers of the day. Ostensibly perfect
forms, they were the only structures in the fair permitted to
be painted pure white.
two structures are connected by a giant ramp called the Helicline
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