1939 New York World's Fair

Building the world of tomorrow

April 30 - October 31, 1939 and May 11 - October 27, 1940


* Official name: New York World's Fair 1939-1940
* Category: 2nd category general exhibition
* Circumstance: 150th Anniversary of the inauguration of President George Washington
* Theme: Building the World of Tomorrow
* Category: General exhibition of the second category
* Inauguration on 30 April 1939 in the presence of President Roosevelt
* Duration: 30 April - 31 October 1939 and 11 June - 27 October 1940 (351 days)
* Location: Flushing Meadows Park, Queens
* Area: 500 hectares
* Emblems: Trylon and Perisphere
* Organisation: private exhibition company
* Exhibition Chairman: Grover Loysius Whalen
* President of the Park Society: Robert Moses
* Architects of the theme park: Wallace K. Harrison and Jacques André Fouilhoux
* Participants: 54 nations in 22 nation pavilions, 26 US pavilions, numerous company pavilions - 300 buildings in all
* Exhibitors: 1,500
* Employees: 50,000
* Visitors: almost 45 million (1939: 25.8 million, 1940: 19.14 million)
* Entrance fee: 75 cents, membership fee 15 dollars
* Expenditure: 125 million dollars
* Deficit: 18 million dollars
* Classification: none
* Jury: none