The Candela Structures: A New York City History Mystery


3 of 5 stars
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An entertaining tour of two New Yorkers’ obsession with a little-noticed relic of the mid-Twentieth Century located Queens. “The two Candela Structures — plus a third one that’s now gone — were built as exhibit spaces for the 1964 World’s Fair… The biggest mystery, though, is why these two amazing structures have languished in obscurity for so long. We hope this exhibit will give them the attention they deserve, and that it will prompt someone — maybe you — to help us ?ll in the missing chapters of their story.” What’s so great about this story is their architectural inquisitiveness; as our world becomes increasingly virtual, it’s refreshing to remember there are fascinating questions left to answer about the real world.