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New Exhibit Showcases World's Fair Innovations at Grand Central

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A new exhibit opening at Grand Central Terminal puts a transit twist on the history of the World's Fair.

The showcase is titled "Traveling in the World of Tomorrow: The Future of Transportation at New York's World's Fairs."

It takes a look at transit innovations and predictions that debuted at the two New York Worlds Fairs from 1939 to 1940 and 1964 to 1965.

Visitors say it's exciting to remember the past and see how things have changed since the middle of last century.

"Futurama was a big draw. As I recall, we just kept thinking that that was right around the corner that you were going to see flying cars and, you know, people wearing jetpacks and using that kind of equipment. Of course, that didn't happen, but we definitely looked at that. It was a lot of fun," said one visitor.

"I think it's very interesting, certainly, seeing all these photographs of '39 and the old photographs and yearbooks. It's tremendous," another said.

The free exhibit is on display at the Grand Central Terminal Annex every day through November 2.

For more information visit GrandCentralTerminal.com/events.

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