10. Wall Segment of the NEw York Hall of Science
One of the most distinctive characteristics of the New York Hall of Science, another structure we have thanks to the World’s Fair, is the undulating facade of its Great Hall. Designed by Wallace K. Harrison for the 1964 World’s Fair, the Museum’s facade is covered with panels of concrete embedded with stained glass.
In total, there are 5,400, two by three foot panels. One of them up close in this exhibition. This architectural feature is called “Dalle de verre,” or glass slab, and was used by Harrison in some of the other buildings he designed.