World's Fair. Soviet Socialist Republics Building at night
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The New York World's Fair was a large international exposition held in New York City, United States in 1939-1940. The 1939-1940 World's Fair was themed "The World of Tomorrow" and featured pavilions and exhibits from over 60 countries, displaying the latest innovations in science, technology, transportation, and design. Some of the most famous attractions at the fair included the iconic Trylon and Perisphere, a futuristic city display, and the Futurama exhibit, which gave visitors a glimpse into what life might be like in the year 1960.
In 1935, at the height of the Great Depression, a group of New York City businessmen decided to create an international exposition to lift the city and the country out of depression. On April 30, 1939, a very hot Sunday, the fair had its grand opening, with 206,000 people in attendance. The April 30 date coincided with the 150th anniversary of George Washington's inauguration, in Lower Manhattan, as the first President of the United States. Although many of the pavilions and other facilities were not quite ready for this opening, it was put on with pomp and great celebration.