The Philip Johnson-designed New York State Pavilion had its heyday during the 1964-65 World’s Fair in Queens, New York, and then as a concert venue and skating rink in the '70s before it was abandoned for the next few decades. Among the recent efforts to preserve the landmark, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the People for the Pavilion launched an ideas competition seeking creative reuse solutions to revive it into a new public space.
If you're thinking of signing up, the recently announced jury comprises a notable group of architecture, arts, and local community leaders you would surely want to impress.
- Paul Goldberger Vanity Fair, Contributing Editor
- Laura Raicovich Queens Museum, Executive Director
- Taryn Sacramone Queens Theatre, Managing Director
- Deborah Berke Deborah Berke and Partners Architects, Founding Partner
- Rick Chandler P.E. Commissioner, New York City Department of Buildings
- Liz Waytkus Docomomo US, Executive Director
- Anthony Ng Queens community leader
- Ellen Kodadek Flushing Town Hall, Executive and Artistic Director
- Gonzalo Casals Friends of the High Line, Vice President of Public Programs and Community
- Anna Dioguardi-Moyano Queens Community House, Director of Organizing and Community Development
- Beatriz Gil Hibridos Collective, Co-Founder
- Julissa Ferreras-Copeland NYC Council, District 21 Council Member
The submission deadline is July 1, and the finalists and winners will be revealed on August 4 during an event and month-long exhibition at the Queen's Museum. Before the competition winners are announced, the public will also have a chance to pick the fan favorite, which will be announced on July 18. The three winners and fan favorite will receive cash prizes.
For more about the competition, click the link right below.
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