Mysterious Structures in Flushing

Kirsten Hively of the Architectural League of New York stumbled upon some relics of the 1964 New York World's Fair and became obsessed with understanding their history. The Candela Structures, as they are known,
July 1, 2010, 12pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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As Hively writes, "Architecture is just another kind of storytelling, and stories are what make a space into a place." The story of these fiberglass, modernist structures is told in a new exhibit and website in collaboration with journalist Paul Lukas.

Hively writes, "They're so unexpected, so unlike anything else in New York City, and so utterly charming. They're not pretentious, they just stand guard by the bay, watching the sailboats come and go, the planes take off and land at LaGuardia, and the cars drive by. They were there long before I arrived in New York in 1993, waiting to be discovered."

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Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 in Urban Omnibus
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