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Awesome Photos Remind Us That We Must Save This World's Fair Treasure

02/18/2014 12:02 pm ET | Updated Feb 18, 2014

After years of uncertainty, an effort to preserve the New York State Pavilion -- an eerily beautiful relic from the 1964's World Fair -- is looking ever more promising.

The New York Times reports an outpouring of support for the beloved site, combined with new engineering studies boding well for the towers' restoration, is keeping hopes for Pavilion alive.

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Restoring the Pavilion also has the strong backing of newly elected Queens borough president Melinda Katz, who is promising make Queens a world-class destination.

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Unfamiliar with the New York State Pavilion? The "Tent of Tomorrow” was designed by the iconic architect Philip Johnson, who founded the Museum of Modern Art's architecture and design department. Johnson's work includes his eponymous Glass House and the New York State Theater.

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While demolishing the futuristic towers is estimated to cost only $14 million, recent public workshops indicate community residents are in favor of shelling out the $52 million needed to rehabilitate the iconic Pavilion.

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