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NYS Pavilion restoration delayed as Parks Department seeks viable bidder

July 29, 2018

In 2017, the City of New York dedicated $14.25 million to begin much-needed stabilization and restoration work on Philip Johnson’s iconic New York State Pavilion at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The project was put out to bid earlier this year, unfortunately only two proposals came in, and neither were deemed viable by the Parks Department. According to Janice Melnick, administrator for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the Parks Department wants to ensure they get the right contractor for such a complex project. The city plans to solicit more bids later this summer.

“New York State Pavilion in Queens struggling to make comeback,” amny.com, July 1, 2018. 

“New York State Pavilion’s highly-anticipated restoration is yet to start,” curbed.com, July 2, 2018.

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