The Queens Museum is located within Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York.The museum is housed in the New York City Building, which was built for the 1939 New York World’s Fair. After the fair, the building served as the meeting point for the United Nations General Assembly from 1946 to 1950. Today, the Queens Museum serves as one of the borough’s leading art and intellectual institutions. Over the years, the museum went through years of renovation, resulting in an expansion of more than 100,000 square feet.
The Queens Museum
The best-known permanent exhibition at the Queens Museum is the Panorama of the City of New York, which was commissioned by Robert Moses for the 1964 World’s Fair. This unique architectural model includes every single building constructed before 1992 in all five boroughs totaling 895,000 individual structures across 9,000 square feet. Saved from demolition after the 1964-65 World’s fair, the Panorama of the City of New York brings the entire scope of NY down to a bird’s eye view. The most recent additions to the Panorama include CitiField, home of the NY Mets.