Volunteers repaint New York State Pavillion as preservation efforts move forward

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Preservation efforts are getting off the ground at the New York State Pavillion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, where an engineering study last month found that the columns were crumbling to the point of being “critically unstable.” The 1964 World’s Fair site was approved as a state landmark in September, and volunteers have recently begun clearing debris and weeds from the site. On Monday, two volunteers repainted the Pavillion’s iconic red and white stripes on its promenade exterior. Meanwhile, architecture firm Perkins Will is looking into how the city could use the restored building, on a pro bono basis. Last year, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe said it is possible the Pavillion could ultimately be used as a welcome center or museum.

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