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 United States Pavilion

The United State exhibit, intitled Creative America, is designed to illustrate technological and esthetic inventiveness in the U.S.A.

A huge transparent geodesic "bubble" contains a multi-level system of exhibit platforms interconnected bu escalators, and walkways. The platforms support a variety of exhibit components specially selected or designed for the new environement create by the structure.

Situated on the Ile Sainte-Hélène close to the Metro station from which there is Minirail connection with the Expo-Express, the bubble is 20 stories high and has a spherical diameter of 250 feet.

By day, the bubble glistens as the sun highlights the structure and, by night, the bubble " glows " from interior lighting.

The interior exhibits reflect different aspects of the United States and include folk art, cinema and fine arts displays, as well as a space exhibit which is reached by 125 foot escalator and a simulated lunar landscape supporting full scale lunar vehicles.

A 300-seat theater features a 3-screen color film showing the games children play.

( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )


Man and is World in 1969 - Biosphere

Scientist-philosopher R. Buckminster Fuller's 20-storey geodesic bubble is itself a fascinating exhibit. The bubble contains a park unaflected bu the exterior conditions of climate. It houses an immense birdhouse which, because of the number and variety of birds, is ranked second in the world. The visitor is greeted by a collection of water birds at the entrance. Another cage, shaped like a huge cone, contains a variety of climbers. Here, too, one finds a stunning array of exotic, multi-colored birds.

A feature of the pavilion is the many gardens scattered throughout: classical gardens, which recall the European squares with their fountains, renaissance-style gardens with sculptured elements, gardens whose trees, flowers and grass form mosaic patterns. At the rear of the pavilion, a cinéma screens natural history films.

(Man and his world 1969 - Official Guide - published by the city of Montreal)

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