• I.B.M. Pavilion

    I.B.M. Pavilion

    Lenggenhager, Werner

    I.B.M. Pavilion, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). “Through three gardens in naturalistic settings, the I.B.M. Pavilion introduces visitors to ‘new paths to knowledge.’ Included in the exhibit are a history of man’s technological and artistic accomplishments, a demonstration of intricate machines based on simple principles and an explanation of the operation and uses of computers. Gordon Fisher, coordinator.” (Official press book : Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, p. 41.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00600

    Date: 1962-09

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  • View N.W. of Skyride from Gay Way [i.e. Gayway]

    View N.W. of Skyride from Gay Way [i.e. Gayway]

    Lenggenhager, Werner

    The Skyride of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). “The Skyride, which starts in the amusement zone, ends in the International Mall on the other side of the Fairgrounds. It is something more than the typical midway ride. Cables strung 60 and more feet above the ground carry bucket-like cars, with capacities of three persons, on a 1,400 foot sky ride. The passengers see the fair below them.” (Official Guide Book, Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Acme Publications. p. 115.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00984

    Date: 1962-04-18

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  • Climbing buttresse [i.e. buttress], a dangerous sport of teenagers being ordered off by police officer

    Climbing buttresse [i.e. buttress], a dangerous sport of teenagers being ordered off by police officer

    Lenggenhager, Werner;

    Washington State Coliseum, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). “Superlatives are helpful in describing the fair’s $4 million theme building, for it is one of the largest clear span structures in the world; and the aluminum roof, the only one of its kind in existence, sweeps 110 ft. into the air at the apex, supported by steel compression trusses rising from massive concrete abutments.” (An Architect’s Guidebook to the Seattle World’s Fair. Seattle, Pacific Builder and Engineer, April 1962, p. 17.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_sec_00476

    Date: 1962-05-05

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  • View east of Boulevard West shops

    View east of Boulevard West shops

    Lenggenhager, Werner

    Boulevards of the World at the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). "The Boulevards of the World area is the shopping center of the fair. Stores, stands and kiosks displaying the goods and gifts of a dozen nations line the gay and colorful thoroughfares that tie the five theme Worlds of Century 21 together. Exotic shops and restaurants are on Boulevard East, Boulevard West, Freedom Way and United Nations Way. In among the bazaars are fine restaurants and elegant exhibits. In the streets, kiosks display food and favors for sale, while along the edges are benches for the sightseers." (Official Guide Book, Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Acme Publications. p. 119.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00206

    Date: 1962-05-12

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  • View N.W. of Chun King Café

    View N.W. of Chun King Café

    Lenggenhager, Werner

    Chun King Chinese restaurant, on United Nations Way opposite Food Circus, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). "Snacks and meals are available almost anywhere you go on the fairgrounds. In addition to the food concessions to be found in the fabulous Food Circus...there are places to eat in every area." (Official Guide Book, Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Acme Publications. p. 135.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00435

    Date: 1962-06-19

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  • U.S. Science Pavilion showing N.W. corner

    U.S. Science Pavilion showing N.W. corner

    Lenggenhager, Werner

    United States Science Pavilion and Seattle First National Bank, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). On the United States Science Pavilion, designed by Minoru Yamasaki and Associates and Naramore, Bain, Brady & Johanson: “The lacy pattern of this six-unit complex placed around a central court with its 100-ft. high arches is in decided contrast to the forcefulness of Coliseum 21. In a sense, the pavilion is a salute to concrete, for it is believed to represent the largest single use of precast and prestressed structural components in the nation.” (An Architect’s Guidebook to the Seattle World’s Fair. Seattle, Pacific Builder and Engineer, April 1962, p. 21.) On the Seattle First National Bank, designed by Paul Thiry: “The Century 21 Branch of the Seattle First National Bank, located in the northwest corner of Friendship Mall, offers complete banking service to World’s Fair visitors. The exterior of the glass and steel bank building is adorned with the flags of all the nations participating in the World’s Fair.” (Official Guide Book, Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Acme Publications. p. 64.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00819

    Date: 1962-04-18

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  • Inscription on both stone lions at World's Fair Museum donated by Republic of China

    Inscription on both stone lions at World's Fair Museum donated by Republic of China

    Lenggenhager, Werner

    The World’s Fair Museum operated on the grounds of the Seattle Center, in the former United Arab Republic Pavilion of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair), during the summer of 1963. It displayed photographs and artifacts from the fair.

    Identifier: spl_wl_sec_02004

    Date: 1963-08-03

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  • 10th anniversary of World's Fair; Lady with flowers is Mrs. Joseph E. Gandy; White haired gentleman shaking her hand is William S. Street; chairman of the fair corporation

    10th anniversary of World's Fair; Lady with flowers is Mrs. Joseph E. Gandy; White haired gentleman shaking her hand is William S. Street; chairman of the fair corporation

    Lenggenhager, Werner

    Tenth anniversary of Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair).

    Identifier: spl_wl_sec_01798

    Date: 1972-04-21

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  • Entrance to Alaskan Pavilion at Century 21

    Entrance to Alaskan Pavilion at Century 21

    Lenggenhager, Werner

    Alaska Pavilion of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). "The National Bank of Commerce of Washington, which erected the building for Alaska, provides information for visitors interested in the economic development of the 49th state." The Alaska Pavilion featured displays on the social and economic story of Alaska including a projection of the Aurora Borealis on the dome of the pavilion and color photographs of Alaska scenery and landmarks. (Official Guide Book, Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Acme Publications. p. 47.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00037

    Date: 1962-04-28

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  • Commerce Pavilion; Encyclopedia Brittanica exhibit

    Commerce Pavilion; Encyclopedia Brittanica exhibit

    Lenggenhager, Werner

    Encylopedia Britannica exhibit in the Interiors, Fashion, and Commerce Pavilion of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). “A six-minute film on ‘Life in the Next Century’ is included in the display, emphasizing the evolution of the yearbook from 1768 through 1962. Encyclopedia Britannica annually revises its yearbook. Mrs. Marti, manager.” (Official press book: Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, 1962, p. 46.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00159

    Date: 1962-10

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