Friday, August 26, 2016

Historical panorama

The real objective of the Corona Park visit was the Panorama of the City of New York, now in the Queens Museum. I've wanted to see the world's fair panorama since reading a romantic scene which took place here in Michael Chabon's 2001 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.It didn't occur to me that the Panorama wouldn't have changed much since that book was written - 6000 of its 900,000 structures were updated in 1992-94, but further updates have been ad hoc and few. The areas where I spend most of my time haven't changed too much, though.

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