NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In 1964, John Piro was in awe as he worked at a restaurant at the World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
“It was a place where the future was unbelievable,” he told WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman. “Guys flying over the unisphere with jetpacks.”
Not all the innovations featured at the fair became part of our lives, but so many did — the microwave, the Ford Mustang, personal computers.
There were more than 150 pavilions at the fair. While most of the structures on the site were swiftly demolished, the New York State Pavilion can still be seen today from highways, railways and the sky.