The Tent of Tomorrow to get a new paint job this summer
May 20, 2015
The comeback of the New York State Pavilion is starting to look like a real thing. On May 6, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver announced that the Pavilion’s “Tent of Tomorrow” will be receiving a much needed paint job this summer. Most of the $3 million price tag for painting the upper steel portion of the elliptical structure will be covered by the donation of time and resources from the New York Structural Steel Painting Contractors Association and the International Union of Painting and Allied Trades Local 806. Additional contributions have been allocated by local elected officials and District Council #9, whose apprentice program will provide labor in exchange for valuable work experience. The new paint, which will match the original American cheese yellow of the 1964 canopy structure, will help stabilize and preserve the steel components. Work is expected to be completed by October.