Architectural Gems: The World’s Fair Grounds

Janes Walk

Led By William Gati AND Ruben Ramales, Historic Architecture Tours Committee Chair / AIA Queens

Join us as we explore the rich historic architecture of two World’s Fairs and many of the structures that still exist and have been renovated in this Walk of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, led by licensed tour guide and former AIA Queens Chapter President, Bill Gati, RA, AIA.

As Chair of our Historic Architecture Tours Committee, Bill will lead the group to the Unisphere, the NYS Pavilion, the Tent of Tomorrow, the Queens Museum, the Queens Theater, NYS Hall of Science, and other select gems.

As architects, engineers, and lovers of history, we can learn so much from the styles, materials, and methods of construction. We can also learn how urban planners were able to preserve nature and position structures among some of the most spectacular views and greenery.

Please note it is a 2-hour walk covering 1.5 miles within Flushing Meadows Corona Parks. The pedestrian paths in the park are wide enough for anyone who is wheelchair-bound, on bike, or with baby carriage. Nearest public transportation includes MTA subway line, 7 Train (10–15-minute walk from station). Parking lot available nearby within park.
Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Saturday, May 7, 2022
1:00 PM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Queens
Theme: Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Language: English
The World's Fair Grounds at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Janine and Jim Eden. Modifications: photo cropped.