Vandals hit over the last month, setting back restoration efforts
Photo by Joseph Orovic
Graffiti lining the interior walls of the New York State Pavilion’s rotunda. Preservationists believe the scourge may be the byproduct of a neighboring skatepark.
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Hi,I am making a documentary film about the New York State Pavilion. If anyone has pictures or stories that they wish to share, contact me through my gofundme page. Im trying to get people to see this building rather than see through it. Maybe its not too late to save it.
As a frequent visitor of the park and Queens native, I am not surprised that vandals continue to destroy the NYSP. The immediate area is often desolate and I have witnessed people accessing closed off areas fairly easily. The abandoned, neglected state of the structure only invites this kind of activity. While painting the structure will fix the problem temporarily, IMO, the real answer is to turn the NYSP into a functioning structure again. I believe this can be done, just as the NY High Line was preserved and turned into a functioning public space. The recent proposal of an Air and Space Museum wast a bit too ambitious, I would suggest a public space that would restore the roof of the Tent of Tomorrow, and the space below. While replacing the terrazzo map would be unlikely, something else could be put in place. There could be kiosks to sell refreshments, and local crafts, etc. There could be a space for entertainment. Only restoration and continuous use of the NYSP will deter future vandalism. See what 'Friends of the High Line accomplished for their community - we can do the same!!http://www.thehighline.org/about/friends-of-the-high-line
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