The fate of the New York State Pavilion in Queens, which has been left to rust for half a century, will be decided this weekend. Some say the distinctive modernist landmark is beyond repair and should be scrapped.
Designed by Philip Johnson in 1964 and located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the Pavilion consists of the Tent of Tomorrow and three 100-foot-tall observation towers.
The structure will cost $14 million to demolish and upwards of $70 million to restore, according to Curbed. The Parks Department is hosting three town-hall style meetings at the Queens Theatre this week to showcase studies conducted since 2009 regarding how to fix years of damage to the Pavilion.