An official Path Through History Site! The New York City Building housed the New York City Pavilion at the 1939 World`s Fair. It was next to icons of the Fair, the Trylon and Perisphere, and was intended to be permanent. Also note the museum building’s colorful history: It was constructed for the 1939 World’s Fair, occupied by the General Assembly of the United Nations and used again for the World’s Fair of 1964 and 1965. The three-dimensional map of New York, the Panorama, is of the five boroughs of NYC, a scale model over 90000 sq. ft., built for the 1964 World`s Fair, commissioned by Robert Moses and is regularly updated for viewing. The Museum is dedicated to the highest quality visual arts and educational programming, particularly for the residents of Queens, a diverse, ethnic, cultural and international community. Its temporary exhibitions and collection of Tiffany glass are second to none.