Images of America: The 1984 New Orleans World's Fair
Book Description: In 1984, the city of New Orleans hosted
the last world’s fair held in the United States. Conceived as part of an
ambitious effort to revitalize a dilapidated section of the city and
establish New Orleans as a year-round tourist destination, it took more than
12 years of political intrigue and design changes before the gates finally
opened. Stretching 84 acres along the Mississippi River, the fair
entertained more than seven million guests with a colorful collection of
pavilions, rides, and restaurants during its six-month run. While most
world’s fairs lose money, the 1984 New Orleans World’s Fair had the dubious
distinction of going bankrupt and almost closing early. However, the
$350-million investment did succeed in bringing new life to the area, which
is now home to the city’s convention center and a bustling arts district.
PUBLISHED BY ARCADIA
200+ photos, 128 pages
The book is $19.80 (10% off) plus $7.50 for Priority Mail shipping. International buyers should write for air mail rates as they vary by location.
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December 5, 2015