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World Fairs have been around for over 150 years and their buildings and landscaping are often very innovative. This category seeks to waymark those unique, permanently built, historic places designed for World Fairs and Expositions.
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World Fairs (or Expositions) have been organized for more than one and a half centuries. The first Expo was held in The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, in 1851 and it influenced the development of several aspects of society including art and design education, international trade and relations, and even tourism. The buildings, and landscaping of the fairs are often very innovative. Although most of the pavilions are temporary, some are preserved and reused. Examples of well known World Fair architecture would be the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Crystal Palace in London, and the Space Needle in Seattle.

World Fairs typically have an overall theme and nations are invited to build pavilions with exhibits that highlight their country’s achievements in regards to the particular theme. These fairs, also called Expositions, are typically 3-6 months long and have international participation. Wikipedia has the best list of World Expositions.

DUE TO THE TEMPORARY NATURE OF MOST WORLD FAIR STRUCTURES, ONLY FEATURES OF FAIRS THAT ARE AT LEAST 5 YEARS IN THE PAST ARE ALLOWED.

In this category you will waymark buildings, landscapes, large fountains, unique transportation systems, etc. that were built as part of a World’s Fair or Exposition. Any structure or landscape that existed prior to a fair, but was used for a fair is not applicable.

Instructions for Posting a Permanent World Fair and Expo Structures Waymark:
The prefered title is as follows: "Original building/location name - City, Country". Example: "Space Needle - Seattle, United States". Although we will not deny waymarks that don't follow this model, we would prefer it for consistency's sake.

Requirements: Coordinates, original name and use, current name and use, year of fair, location (city, country), general information about waymark and the fair.

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To help give a different perspective and to better the waymark for future visitors please tell us about your visit and upload a favorite photograph you took of the waymark. Although visiting this waymark in person is the only thing required of you to receive credit for your visit, taking the time to add this information is greatly appreciated.
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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresGëlle Fra - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

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The Gëlle Fra (or Golden Lady) at the top of the Monument du Souvenir in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, was exhibited at the entrance of the Luxembourg pavilion of the Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Luxembourg

date approved: 7/28/2014

last visited: never

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresPort Vell Aerial Tramway - Barcelona, Spain

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This tramway takes you over the city and harbor into some of the most science 360 degree views of Barcelona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Cataluña, Spain

date approved: 6/2/2014

last visited: never

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresVenetian Towers - Barcelona, Spain

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These pair of towers stand high and tall, overlooking the entire Plaça d'Espanya.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Cataluña, Spain

date approved: 6/2/2014

last visited: never

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresMagic Fountain of Montjuïc - Barcelona, Spain

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The Magic Fountain was built for the 1929 Barcelona World's fair, which took place right at this very spot.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Cataluña, Spain

date approved: 6/2/2014

last visited: never

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresStatue of Liberty - New York, NY

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The head and the torch of the Statue of Liberty was on display at the World Fair expo in Paris before being shipped to the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 1/23/2014

last visited: 8/31/2013

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresRiverfront Park Ice Palace - Spokane, WA

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Originally an attraction of the US Pavilion at Expo 74, this rink is one of the small number of original works left from the World's Fair.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/30/2013

last visited: 1/17/2014

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresThe Family of Man - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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These sculptures were part of the British pavilion at Expo '67, also known as the 1967 International and Universal Exposition, in Montreal, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 8/23/2013

last visited: 11/5/2013

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresChina Gate - Vancouver, BC

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The Expo '86 China Pavilion used this gate as an entrance. It was moved to this location in 1988.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/2/2013

last visited: 6/18/2013

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresThe Blue Cube, Universe Science park - Denmark

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Den Blå Kube blev bygget som Islands bidrag til Expo 2000 i Hannover. The blue cube was built for Iceland at the World Expo 2000 in Hannover.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 6/23/2013

last visited: 5/15/2014

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresArc de Triomf - Barcelona, Spain

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The Arc de Triomf is an archway structure in Barcelona, Catalonia. It was built for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona (1888), as its main access gate by architect Josep Vilasec.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Cataluña, Spain

date approved: 5/15/2013

last visited: 2/22/2014

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresPlaça d'Espanya - Barcelona, Spain

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The Plaça d'Espanya was built for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Cataluña, Spain

date approved: 5/15/2013

last visited: 3/18/2014

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresCastell dels Tres Dragons- Barcelona, spain

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The Castle of Three Dragons is the popular name given to a modernist building built in 1887-1888 as a café-restaurant for the Universal Exhibition of 1888 by Lluis Domenech i Montaner is today the Natural History Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Cataluña, Spain

date approved: 5/15/2013

last visited: 10/14/2013

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresChina Pavillion - Expo 2010 - Shanghai - China

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China Pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai was converted into China Art Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member laranja

location: China

date approved: 5/15/2013

last visited: 1/12/2014

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresNový vek - Brno, Czech Republic

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Plastika Nový Vek na ulici Výstavište

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/25/2013

last visited: 7/26/2013

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresColumbian Expo statue "Art" -- Wamego KS

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"Art" is one of two highly decorative female statues that had been displayed at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Kansas

date approved: 4/13/2013

last visited: 3/14/2013

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresFernet Branca Eagle Sculpture - Saint-Louis, Alsace, France

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The iconic eagle on top of the former distillery was originally created for the Milan World Fair 1906.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Alsace, France

date approved: 3/26/2013

last visited: never

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresU.S.S. Nashville Figurehead - Nashville, Tennessee

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Ornate bronze figurehead which was originally displayed at the 1909 worlds fair in Seattle. Located at Centennial Park in Nashville, Tennessee

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/20/2013

last visited: 7/7/2013

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresLa vitrine du pavillon du prince de Galles - Courbevoie, France

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[FR] Le Pavillon des Indes, installé à Courbevoie dans le Parc de Bécon, date de l’exposition universelle de 1878. [EN] This Indian pavilion, known as the Pavilion of the Prince of Wales, was originally housed in the Grand Vestibule d’Honneur.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 2/19/2013

last visited: never

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresLe pavillon de la Suède et de la Norwège - Courbevoie, France

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[FR] Ce pavillon de l'Exposition universelle de 1878 fut remontée à Courbevoie pour agrandir la résidence d’été de Gustave Bibesco. [EN] The Swedish and Norwegian pavilion of the 1878 Universal Exposition was reconstructed in Courbevoie.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 2/18/2013

last visited: never

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresChildrens Statue of Lafayette - Paris, France

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[FR] Ce monument de Lafayette, à cheval, est situé sur le Cours Albert 1er à proximité du Grand Palais, à Paris, en France. [EN] This monument of Lafayette, on horseback, is located on the Cours Albert 1er near the Grand Palais, in Paris, France.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 12/18/2012

last visited: 1/1/2014

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresPlaza de España - Seville (Sevilla), Spain

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The Plaza de España (Spanish Square) was used by the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is a located in the Parque de María Luisa (Maria Luisa Park) in Seville, Spain.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Andalucía, Spain

date approved: 12/18/2012

last visited: 10/1/2013

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresSwedish Pavilion - Lindsborg, KS

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This building was originally Sweden's exhibit at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member linkys

location: Kansas

date approved: 12/18/2012

last visited: never

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresBandeiras dos Países - Lisboa, Portugal

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The place were the 148 flags from the participating countries and organizations were hoisted during the Expo98.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RuiJSDuarte

location: Lisboa, Portugal

date approved: 12/18/2012

last visited: 12/11/2012

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresHabitat 67 - Montreal, Qc, Canada

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Habitat 67 is located in Montreal, Qc, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 8/12/2012

last visited: 5/13/2014

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresPavilhão de Macau, Expo 98 - Loures, Portugal

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[PT]Pavilhão de Macau, construído para a Expo 98, agora recolocado no Parque da Cidade em Loures [ENG]The pavillion of Macau in the Lisbon 98 Expo, now relocated in Parque da Cidade, Loures

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Marretas

location: Lisboa, Portugal

date approved: 2/19/2012

last visited: 11/17/2012

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