What if, instead of checking out the latest tech and gadgets instantly on your smart phone to learn about the newest innovations, you had to wait years for the fair to come into town? For 150 years, that's exactly how the world functioned. Do you know how people found out about x-rays, belgian waffles, alternating currents, clothing zippers, and ice cream? The local fair. In fact, you know more about this occurance than you think. The Seattle Space Needle, Eiffel Tower, Treasure Island (In San Francisco), the German Pavilion in Berlin, and the Big Globe in Queens NY.
Yup. All due to fairs.
Montreal 1967 World's Fair, "Man and His World," Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome With Solar Experimental House, 2012
Spokane 1974 World's Fair, "Celebrating Tomorrow's Fresh New Environment," United States Pavilion, 2007
Paris 1889 / 1937 World's Fairs, "Exposition Universelle / La Vie Moderne," Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, and Palais de Chaillot, 2007
Spokane 1974 World's Fair, "Celebrating Tomorrow's Fresh New Environment," United States Pavilion / Imax Theater, 2007
Chicago 1933 World's Fair, "A Century of Progress International Exposition," Site of North Lagoon, 2008