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Word's Fair: Food
Pavillion
1963
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NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
INTERNATIONAL E);(POSITION AT FLUSHING. MEADOW PARK
FLUSHING 52, N.Y. • TELEPHONE· AREA CODE 212-WF 4-1964 • CABLE ADDRESS "WORLOSFAIR"
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REFER INQUIRIES TO:
Pete McDonnell WF
Jerome Edelberg - WF 4-2541
Joyce Martin WF 4-2543
FOR REI.EASE: FRIDAY, fi8X ll, .1.2§1
ROBERT MOSES
PRESIDENT
May 16, 1963
Ground was broken today (Friday) for
New York 1964-1965 vlorld 's Fair. This unusuai .... feature
hamburger steaks prepared in accordance with the customs and recipes
of the nations exhibiting at the exposition. ____ ------
Participating in the ceremony R. Holden
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Ratner, president and vice president respectively of Century Grill,
stuart-Cons-table, _Fair vice president in charge of operations, Erwin

Witt, Fair comptroll.er, and Francis D. Miller, director of the Fair's
Transportation Area.
Century Grill will occupy a 14,351 square foot site in the
Transportation Area adjacent to the Ford exhibit, The restaurant,
seating 600 persons, will also serve hot dogs, Swedish meatballs and
charcoal specialties.
Mr. Constable presented Messrs. Holden and Ratner with silver
medallions of the New York World's Fair.
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FROM: Wm. J. Donoghue Corporation
10 N.Y.C.
FROM:
FOR:
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The J. v. Connolly Company
521 Fifth Avenue
New York 17, New York
MU 7-5490.
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The World of Food, Inc.
49 West 37 Street
FOR RELEASE :
Monday,
New York 18, New York
WORLD OF FOOD PAVILION IS FIRST
MULTI-EXHIBIT BUILDING AT FAIR
TO HAVE CONSTRUCTION GUARANTEE
July 15, 1963
FOOD AND BEVERAGE SHOWCASE AT NEW YORK WORLD
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FAIR TO OPEN FOR OPERATIONS 45 DAYS
BEFORE APRIL 22, 1964
NEW YORK: -- The World of Food Pavilion at the 1964-65 New
York World
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s Fair announced today construction and financial guaran-
tees that assure it will be completed for operations L!-5 days before
April 22nd opening day of The Ji'air.
This is the first multi-exhibit industrial pavilion at The
Fair to post such guarantees. According to Mr, Jim Jones, president
of World of Food, Inc., and Mr. Robert E. Walton, president of
Kaighin & Hughes, Inc., general contractors headquartered in Toledo,
Ohio, who will build the 113,000 sq. ft. pavilion, the guarantee is
"over $3,000,000."
Kaighin & Hughes, Inc., presentlY negotiating to construct
several other Fair projects, is noted for its "ahead of schedule"
construction of the world-famous $140,000,000 Oak Ridge, Tenn.,
Atomic Energy Plant. Mr. John c. Fiebig, of Kaighin & Hughes, Inc.,
vdll be construction coordinator for The World of Food Pavilion.
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Guaranteed completion date of the three and one half story
building is 14, 1964, according to the joint announcement.
The Pavilion will be open for limited occupancy February 15 to
exhibitors to begin installation of displays.
Erection of steel girders for the Pavilion, located within
75 feet of The Fair's main gate where over of all 75,000,000
visitors will enter, will start later this month, according to Mr.
Fiebig. All pilings and substructure are nearing completion.
Total exhibitors in The World of Food Pavilion now number
more than 60 companies and associations in the food industry. Among
the prominent food companies are American Sugar Company, Hershey
Chocolate, Thomas J. Idpton Co., The Whirlpool Corpora-
tion, Knox Gelatine, five major food associations, and a division
of General Foods.
Mr. Jones also announced that cost of the 2 year space rental
in the Pavilion will increase in the next few days to a per floor
rate varying from $200 per sq, ft. on the ground floor to $125 per
sq. ft. on the 3rd floor.
Total present leases in hand, Mr. Jones are in excess
of $3,000
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000. Another $1,500,000 are drawn and negotiations com-
pleted. These contracts will be concluded "wi.thin days
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of the
building contracts announced today.
"For two and one half years the entire staff of The World of
Food, Inc. J has worked towards this goal,
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Mr. Jones said. "We
anticipate this announcement trigger many companies that have
been watching the progress of the Pavilion into signing exhibit
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