5. Remnants of the World’s Fairs Can Be Found in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Alongside the Queens Botanical Garden, several attractions were developed for the World’s Fairs in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. We previously reported on the ruins of the New York State Pavilion, the two Westinghouse Time Capsules to be excavated in the year 6939, and the expansive Panorama of the City of New York (the world’s largest architectural model), found in the Queens Museum. In addition, there are rumors that a subterranean luxury home/bomb shelter, built for the 1964 World’s Fair and buried between the Hall of Science and the Port Authority Heliport, may still exist (although that has recently been refuted in the latest round of research).

The underground home was supposedly demolished after the World’s Fair had closed down but many people, such as historian Dr. Lori Walters, believe that part of the exhibit remains and in 2014, she applied for permits in 2014 from the Parks Department to locate the structure using ground-penetrating radar. No news has come since…

Also, check out 10 NYC Remnants of the 1939 World’s Fair  and Ruins of the 1964 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.