The History of World Expositions

The Seattle World Exposition 1962 and the New York World Exposition 1964

Year: 1962
City: Seattle
Country: USA
Duration: 21th April - 21th October 1962

Facts and Figures

Official name: Century 21 Exposition

Landmark: Space Needle

Motto: Man in the Space Age

Location: 1,5 kilometres north of the city centre

Area: 30 hectare

Category: General Exhibition 2. Category

Duration: 21 April 21 October 1962 (184 days)

Participants: 50 nations 4 international organisations, 152 American companies

Visitors: 9,609,969

Entrance fee: adults 2 dollars, Children up to 13 years 1 dollar, season ticket 50 dollars

Cost of construction work and preparation of site: 23 million dollar

Pavilions: 5 permanent buildings, 10 international theme pavilions, 26 national pavilions, 4 international Organisations, 49 American exhibitors

Classification: 5 Theme Areas

Organisation: La Century 21 Exposition Inc., 124 members, controlled by a management board
Patron: Ex-President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Honorary President: Albert D. Rosellini, Head of the state Washington

Head Architect: Paul Thiry

Head Designer of the exhibition: Herb Rosenthal

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