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    Saw "Smiley Jack" over Unisphere on 50th Anniversary

    Anybody else venture-out on Tues. to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1964-65 NY World's Fair? The lines to enter the endangered NYS Pavilion were blocks long so I did LGA departure spotting. I was thrilled to see old friend "Smiley Jack", N742PS, still in PSA livery, fly over the Unisphere around 1030 enroute to CLT. A side-note, looks like the Pavilion will be spared unlike Pan Ams' T3 at JFK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedbird1 View Post
    Anybody else venture-out on Tues. to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1964-65 NY World's Fair? The lines to enter the endangered NYS Pavilion were blocks long so I did LGA departure spotting. I was thrilled to see old friend "Smiley Jack", N742PS, still in PSA livery, fly over the Unisphere around 1030 enroute to CLT. A side-note, looks like the Pavilion will be spared unlike Pan Ams' T3 at JFK.
    What I want to know is, when are they going to rehab those huge rotating towers. It would be a shame for them to not be used anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megatop412 View Post
    What I want to know is, when are they going to rehab those huge rotating towers. It would be a shame for them to not be used anymore.
    Better break out your checkbook...

    http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/2014...toration-group

    The Parks Department had estimated in recent studies that it could cost $52 million to fully restore the pavilion and $43 million to restore it without public access.

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