Box# 32

Folder# 628
Word's Fair:
Reopening of Fair,
1965
1963- 1964
COPY
UNISPHCHE.
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NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION AT FLUSHING MEADOW
F'LUSHING 52, N.Y. • TntPHON£ ·AR£11 CODE 212 • WF' 4·1964 • C"BLE AODR£Ss"WORL.DSF'AIR"
November 22, 1964
MEMORANDUN! TO MURRAY DAVIS
ROBERT MOSES
The reopening of the Fair in Apl"ll must be at
11 A.M., at 10:30 A.M. at earliest. ,
The closing in October ca.'l be at sundown.
CC: Gov. Chas. Poletti
Stuart Constable
Steve Kennedy
Guy Tozzoli
John Thornton
Paul
Gen. S. Potter
A. K. Morgan
/s/ ROBERT MOSES
President
Col. John O'Ndll
T. J. Deegan, Jr.
l.f.artin &'tone
Charles Prcusso
lion. S. I. Rosenman
Gen. W. E. Potter
Sidney Shapiro
DAYS TO OPENING DAY
ROBERT MOSES
,AEIIIDENT
File/
Miss Tappan
Library
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
MEMORANDUM
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
Mr. Moses
Murray Davis
DATE: December 24, 1964
Estimated ~ x p e n s e s ~ Reopening Day Ceremonies
Attached is the estimated cost for Reopening
Day ceremonies.
The budget last year was $100,000. We spent
less than $70,000. I hope to have some savings in
this year's costs.
12/28/64 !:!!..:,. Moses' Notation: "Looks o. k. !2. .!!!.!:.·"
Copies to: Executive Committee
Mr. George E. Spargo
Mr. Erwin Witt
ROUGH DRAFT -- 12/23/64
ESTIMATED COST FOR OPENING DAY - 1965


Invitations, Tickets to Fair- $30,000 not out-of-pocket, .
Singer Bowl, Postage, Abebd & guest
Administration Building (page 2 att. ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 445. 20
Flag Raising Ceremony (page 3 att. ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 885. 10
Gotham Plaza (page 4 att. ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483. 63
Parade (page 5 att. ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 745. 40
Singer Bowl (page 6 att. ). .. . . .. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . .. 14,005. 50
$75,739.83
Tick. for Entr. to Fair(not 30,000.00
, ___ _
$45,739.83
$45,739.83
Unforeseen occurrences
(contingencies) apprx. 20% + 9, 000.00
$54,739.83
Luncheon ?
Special Effects Explosives 2, 000. 00 (per Mr. Morgan)
BUDGET FOR OPENlliG DAY CEREMONIES ...........•... $60, 000. 00
(not counting tickets to Fair proper)
STANDARDS -- Est. Cost of Opening Day
Invitations ................................. $8, 800. 00
Postage @ 1 ~ each. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 600. 00
Ticket Entrance to Fair (not out-of-pocket) .... 30,000.00
Ticket Singer Bowl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 200. 00
Postage (mail tickets) @ 209 each ............ 3, 200. 00
100 Bronze Medallions .. · · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375. 00
Abebtl 4- 1 guest ............................. 6, 000. 00
Luncheon .. .
Fireworks .. .
$51,175.00
(out-of-pocket) $21, 175. 00
?
$2,000.00?
page 1
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
Coffee and Danish for V. L P ................ $200.00
1 Glider :Ride (2 hrs. 9-llAM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190. 00
3 Police for Parltinq (8AM-1PM).. . . . . . . . . . . . . 55. 20
TOTAL .••. $445. 20
page 2
OFFICIAL FLAG RAISlliG CEREMONY
Court of the Universe
Fire Dept. Color Guard ( 5 Bronze Medl.). . . . . . -----
1 Glide A Ride - 1 hr ........................ $ 95.00
Service Band..... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -----
World's Fair Band -- 0, T. $500 per hr ...... $2,500.00
(BAM-lPI\.1)
2 Teamsters-- 0. T. 8AM-1PM............... 180.00
6 Police for V. l P. 's -- 8AM-9AM............ 27.60
2 Stagehands -- 0. T. 82. 50
TOTAL ... $2,885.10
.
page 3
GOTHAM PlAZA
6 Police for V. l P. (above normal com. )8-9AM .. $ 27. 60
Band set-up(stands
1
£
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chairs)8AM-12Noon.. . . . • 50.00
2 Stagehands -- 6 hrs. each -- 7AM-1PM ......... 75.90
2 Teamsters -- 3 hrs. each ................... -. . 54. 00
10 Barriers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20. 00
2 Laborers -- 3 hrs. each...................... 66.13
1 Glide A Ride -- 2 hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . 190. 00
World's Fair Band . ........................ .
TOTAL. . . • . $483. 63
page 4
PARADE page 5
Sign.s . .......................................... $ 250. 00
20 Police for Staging Area(7AM-11AM).............. 368.00
Coffee & .Donuts .........................•... ., . 2, 300. 00
30 Boy Scouts as monitors (lunch@ $2. 50 ea.).. . . • . . 75.00
6 Portable Heads @ $40. 00 each . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240. 00
75 Police cover route -- 9AM-12Noon .............. 1, 035.00
Service Bands (.s.u.b.s.ist€ina€i $ .5Q. ea. pe.r.sonnel 625. 00
2 Tow Trucks (4 teamsters) 9:30AM-12:30PM....... 150.00
150 Barriers (rental)@ $2. 00 each . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300.00
2 Laborers to tape stacking area-- 16 hrs. each...... 239. 20
12 Porte;rs Sta<;Iing area & . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241. 50
( 4 staging area - ts wh 1te WlngsJ
1 Carpenter for Sign Posts -- 8 hrs. . . . . . . • . . . • . . . . . 75. 90
6 Bullhorns @ $40. 00 each . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . 240.00
4 Police during night to guard floats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170. 80
2 Buses for Dry Run-- lOAM-lPM@.$95. 00 per hr... 285.00
Maps I ' e I I I I I e ' I I I I I • I I • ' • I • I I I e 1 1 e •• 1 1 •• 1 e 1 1 1
150.00
TOTAL .... $6, 74S;· 110
SINGER BOWL
6 Stagehands for 2 days -- 8 hrs. per day,,·.$. 20
(incl. 15%)
Programs...... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 500.00
Back Drop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 000. 00
IBM Lectern (rental) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25. 00
Red carpetCrental)................ . . . . . . . 100.00
20 Police -- 8AM-1:30PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460. 00
35 8:30AM-12:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . 560. 00
Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150. 00
Cotton Drapery ( 1000 yds. ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600. 00
Tent rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650. 00
TV Platforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ?
.
Buses at Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ?
2 Teamsters -- 3 hrs. each. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.30
2 Laborers-- flags, etc. 4 hrs. each . . . . . . 59. 80.
Guy Lombardo ........................... 1, 500.00
2 Porters -- 4 hrs. each . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32. 20
Barriers .............................. .
Singer Bowl facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530. 00
120 Director chairs -- rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120. 00
2 Flags --U.S. and World's Fair . . . . . . . . . . . 6. 00
2 Flags-- rental N.Y. C. and N.Y. State ....... 18. 00
Tape Recorder •••••••••••••••• t •••••••••••
25.00
TOTAL........ $14,005.
page 6
TOI
'ROM;
SUB.IECT:
Mr. Moses / oATE:
John T. O'Neill/
Interim Program 1964-1965
Progress Report
CORPORATION
December 31, 1964
/

The Fall Winterization Program bas been t;
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1. The property is barricaded and fenced,
2. The plumbing in unoccupied buildings is winterized.
3. Building repairs are substantially complete except for
a few minor punch-list items.
4. Interior painting is complete.
5. Fountain pumps have been overhauled and lubricated.
Water lines are drained.
6. Motors in all fountains were cleaned and electrically
tested, Controls are wrapped in polyethylene with
heaters installed to prevent moisture accumulation
and resultant corrosion.
7. Luminaires, except safety lighting, have been de-
energized, and speakers have been wrapped in
polyethylene.
8. A maintenance program has been set up for protection
against water and moisture in the vaults.
9, The sanitary and storm sewer systems have been
inspected and flushed as necessary.
10. The Flushing River has been de-mucked and the Fountain
of Planets culverts have been cleaned.
11. Hay has been spread in the pools for protection against
frost.
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FROM:
SUBJECT:
MEMORANDUM
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
Mr. Moses
DATE: December 31, 1964
John T. O'Neill
Interim Program 1964-1965
Progress Report
PAGE TWO
12. Paving repairs have been completed except in the
Meadow Lake Parking Field. This work has b ~ e n
intentionally deferred until Spring in order to
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incorporate the effects of additional settlement in
the repair.
The budget you approved for Fall Winterization and Spring
De-Winterization is $1, 234, 755. The Fall Program has
cost approximately $600,000, leaving a balance of about
$635,000.
This amount appears adequate for the Spring Program and
is sufficient to allow for a substantial amount of pavement
restoration in the Meadow Lake Parking Field - in the event
this becomes necessary.
No other extraordinary expenditures are visualized as of this
date. It is my opinion that the progress is on a sound basis.
Subject to your approval, program reports will be discontinued
until March 1, 1965.
Director
JTO'/SAP/EJ
cc:
Mr. D. W. Smith - Andrews & Clark, Inc.
Mr. D. B. Carruth- Clarke and Rapuano, Inc.
Mr. Sidney Shapiro
General Thomas Farrell
General W. E. Potter
Mr. Erwin Witt
Mr. Stuart Constable
Mr. Murray Davis
General s. A. Potter
Mr. C. A. Ostling
Mr. J. P. Groenendyke
General Files
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NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION AT FLUSHING MEADOW PARK
WORLD'S fAIR, N.Y. 11380 AREA CODE 212- Wr 4-1964
December 31, 1964
MEMORANDUM TO THOMAS J. DEEGAN, JR.
FROM ROBERT MOSES
CABLE WORLDSFAIR
ROBE:RT MOSES
PRtSIDtNT
SUBJECT: President Johnson at Reopening of the Fair
I think it is essential that we have a prompt answer to our
invitation to President Johnson to attend and make the principal talk
at the reopening of the Fair on April 21. It would be better to have
a no than uncertainty since the arrangements if the President is
coming must be quite different from those if the occasion is not built
around him.
President
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