Peace Through Understanding Arch.

World's Fair "Peace Through Understanding" Arch

Field review by the editors.

West Hempstead, New York

Eleven parabolic arches, each 60 feet tall, were scattered across the 646 acres of the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. They were easy to spot from a distance, and the Fair promoted them as rendezvous spots for visitors: "Meet Your Friends at Arch 3," etc. (Each arch had a number). The words "Peace Through Understanding" (one of the slogans of the Fair) were suspended within each arch near its apex. When the Fair closed, the arches vanished -- except for this one. The "Peace Through Understanding" lettering survived for a short time, but it's long gone now.

The arch currently stands in a parking lot, supporting a billboard for the various stores in the Cherry Valley Shopping Center.

August 2014: Tipster James Courier let us know that another of the arches is at the closed Rocky Point Amusement Park in Warwick, RI and will be part of a new state park, currently under construction.

Also see: 1964-65 New York World's Fair

World's Fair "Peace Through Understanding" Arch

Cherry Valley Center

Address:
526 Hempstead Tpke, West Hempstead, NY
Directions:
Cherry Valley Center. On the north side of Hwy 24/ Hempstead Tpke just west of its intersection with Cherry Valley Ave.
Admission:
Free
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