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World's Fair is any of various large expositions held since the mid-19th century. The official sanctioning body is the Bureau of International Expositions (usually abbreviated BIE, from the organization's name in French, Bureau International des Expositions). BIE-approved fairs are divided into a number of types: universal, and international or specialized. They usually last for between 3 and 6 months. In addition, countries can hold their own 'fair', 'exposition', or 'exhibition', without BIE endorsement. Look up exposition in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bureau of International Expositions (or Bureau International des Expositions, which would actually translate as International Bureau of Expositions) is the organization responsible for sanctioning Worlds fairs. ...


Today, world expositions are probably the third largest event in the world in terms of economic and cultural impact, after the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games. They have been organized for more than one and a half centuries - longer in fact than both the (modern) Olympic Games and the World Cup. The first Expo was held in The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, in 1851 under the title “Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations”. The “Great Exhibition” as it is often called was an idea of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, and was the first international exhibition of manufactured products. As such, it influenced the development of several aspects of society including art and design education, international trade and relations, and even tourism. Also, it was the precedent for the many international exhibitions, later called “World’s Fairs”, which were subsequently held until the present day. The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... Olympics redirects here. ... The 1851 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park . ... Hyde Park is the name of: Hyde Park, a Royal Park in London (the original location) Hyde Park in Sydney - a park some places in the United States of America: Hyde Park, Massachusetts Hyde Park, New York - a town in Dutchess County, New York Hyde Park, Vermont - a town Hyde... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Prince Albert piercing Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence Prince Albert of Monaco Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Prince Albert National Park, Canada Prince Albert in a Can This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. ...


The main attractions at World's Fairs are the national pavilions, created by participating countries. At Expo 2000 Hannover, where countries created their own architecture, the average pavilion investment was around € 13 million. Given these costs, especially EU governments are sometimes sceptical about participation as tangible benefits are often assumed not to outweigh the costs. Effects are often not measured, however. An exception was an independent study for the Dutch pavilion at Expo 2000. This research estimated the pavilion (which costs where around € 35 million) generated around € 350 million of potential revenues for the Dutch economy. It also identified several key success factors for world exposition pavilions in general (Source: Tjaco Walvis (2003), "Building Brand Locations", Corporate Reputation Review, Vol.5, No.4, pp.358-366).

Unisphere From The 1964 World's Fair in NYC a few years after the fair had ended.
Unisphere From The 1964 World's Fair in NYC a few years after the fair had ended.

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A brief history of the World's Fair

The origin of the idea of World's Fair is found in the French tradition of national exhibitions, that culminated with the French Industrial Exposition of 1844 held in Paris. It was soon followed by other national exhibition in continental Europe, and finally came to London were was held the first real international exhibition. The French Industrial Exposition of 1844, held in a temporary structure on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, was one in a series of eleven French national industrial expositions held to encourage improvements in progressive agriculture and in technology, that had their origins in 1798. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ...


Since their inception in 1851, the character of world expositions has evolved. Three rough eras can be distinguished: the era of industrialization, the era of cultural exchange, and the era of nation branding.


Era I - 'Industrialization' 1851 - 1938

The first era could be called the era of 'industrialization' and covered, roughly, the period from 1851 to 1938. In these days, world expositions were especially focused on trade and famous for the display of technological inventions and advancements. World expositions were the platform where the state of the art in science and technology from around the world was brought together. The world expositions of 1851 London, and the 1889 and 1900 Paris exhibitions can be called landmarks in this respect. Inventions such as the telephone were first presented during this era. An important part of the Expo's current image stems from this first era. The Great Exhibition in Hyde Park 1851. ... The Exposition Universelle of 1889 was a Worlds Fair held in Paris, France from May 5, to October 31, 1889. ... The Exposition Universelle of 1900 was a worlds fair held in Paris, France, to celebrate the achievements of the past century and to accelerate development into the next. ... The telephone or phone is a telecommunications device which is used to transmit and receive sound (most commonly voice and speech) across distance. ...


Era II - 'Cultural exchange' 1939 - 1991

The 1939 New York World's Fair and the 1949 Stockholm World's Fair represented a departure from the original focus of the expositions. From then on, Expos became more strongly based on a specific theme of cultural significance, and began to address issues of mankind. They became more future oriented and 'utopian' in scope. Technology and inventions remained important, but no longer as the principal subjects of the Expo. Tomorrow's World (New York, 1939) and Sports (Stockholm, 1949) are examples of these 'new' themes. Cross-cultural dialogue and the exchange of solutions became defining elements of the expos. At Expo 2000 in Hanover, a program called 'Projects Around the World' brought together sustainable initiatives and solutions from all over the globe. Expo 2005 of Aichi was probably the most thematic Expo to date. Trylon, Perisphere and Helicline photo by Sam Gottscho The 1939 New York Worlds Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964 New York Worlds Fair), was one of the largest worlds fairs of all time. ... Left panel (The Earthly Paradise, Garden of Eden), from Hieronymus Boschs The Garden of Earthly Delights. ... EXPO 2000 Hannover Germany Logo The Netherlands Pavilion at EXPO 2000 The Venezuela Pavilion Hungary Pavilion EXPO Mascot Twipsy Expo 2000 was a Worlds Fair held in Hanover, Germany from June 1 to October 31, 2000. ... A part of the Global Loop at Expo 2005 Expo with the Corporate Pavilions in the background. ... Aichi can refer to: Aichi Prefecture Aichi Steel Corporation This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Era III - 'Nation branding' 1992 - present

From Expo '92 in Seville onwards, countries started to use the world expo more widely and more strongly as a platform to improve their national images through their pavilions. Finland, Japan, Canada, France and Spain are cases in point. A large study by Tjaco Walvis called "Expo 2000 Hanover in Numbers" showed that improving national image was the primary participation goal for 73% of the countries at Expo 2000. In a world where a strong national image is a key asset, pavilions became advertising campaigns, and the Expo a vehicle for 'nation branding'. Apart from cultural and symbolic reasons, organizing countries (and the cities and regions hosting them) also utilize the world exposition to brand themselves. According to branding expert Wally Olins, Spain used Expo '92 and the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona in the same year to underline its new position as a modern and democratic country and present itself as a prominent member of the EU and the global community. Expo 92 is the informal name of the worlds fair held in 1992, which had two sites: Seville Expo 92 in Seville. ... For other uses, see Seville (disambiguation). ... EXPO 2000 Hannover Germany Logo The Netherlands Pavilion at EXPO 2000 The Venezuela Pavilion Hungary Pavilion EXPO Mascot Twipsy Expo 2000 was a Worlds Fair held in Hanover, Germany from June 1 to October 31, 2000. ... Expo 92 is the informal name of the worlds fair held in 1992, which had two sites: Seville Expo 92 in Seville. ... The 1992 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (Catalan) Ciudad Condal (Spanish) Postal code 08001-08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ...


Today's world expositions embody elements of all three eras. They present new inventions, facilitate cultural exchange based on a theme, and are used for city, region and nation branding.


Categories of World Expositions

Presently, there are two types of world expositions: registered and recognized. Registered exhibitions are the biggest category events. Previously, registered expositions were called “Universal Expositions”. Even though this name lingers on in public memory, it is no longer in use as an official term. At registered exhibitions, participants generally build their own pavilions. They are therefore the most extravagant and most expensive expos. Their duration may be between six weeks and six months. Since 1995, the interval between two registered expositions is at least five years. The first registered exposition to come is Expo 2010 Shanghai.


Recognized expositions are smaller in scope and investments and generally shorter in duration; between three weeks and three months. Previously, these expositions were called "International or Specialized Expositions" but these terms are no longer used officially. Their total surface area must not exceed 25 ha and organizers must build pavilions for the participating states, free of rent, charges, taxes and expenses. The largest country pavilions may not exceed 1.000 m2. Only one recognized exhibition can be held between two registered exhibitions.[1]


Registered Expositions ("Universal Expositions")

Universal Expositions encompass universal themes that affect the full gamut of human experience. These Universal Expos usually have themes based on which pavilions are made to represent the country's opinion on that theme. The theme for the 2005 Expo in Japan was "nature's wisdom". Universal expositions are usually held less frequently than specialized or international expositions because they are more expensive. To distinguish them from lesser fairs, they require total design of pavilion buildings from the ground up. As a result, nations compete for the most outstanding or memorable structure—recent examples include Japan, France, Morocco & Spain at Expo '92. Recent Universal Expositions include Brussels Expo '58, Seattle Expo '62, known as the Century 21 Exposition, Montreal Expo '67, San Antonio HemisFair '68, Osaka Expo '70,Spokane Expo '74, Knoxville, Tennessee Expo '82, New Orleans Expo '84, Vancouver Expo '86, Brisbane Expo '88, Seville Expo '92, and Hanover Expo 2000. The Expo 2005 was held at Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Sometimes pre-fabricated structures are also used to minimize costs for developing countries or for countries from a geographical block to share space (i.e. Plaza of the Americas at Seville '92). Expo 92 is the informal name of the worlds fair held in 1992, which had two sites: Seville Expo 92 in Seville. ... Nickname: The Capital Of Europe, Comic City City of a 100 Museums Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Coordinates: Country Belgium Region Brussels-Capital Region Founded 979 Founded (Region) June 18, 1989 Mayor (Municipality) Freddy Thielemans Area    - City 162 (Region) km²  (62. ... The Atomium. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King Incorporated December 2, 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels (NP) Area    - City 369. ... The Century 21 Exposition was a Worlds Fair held in Seattle, Washington in 1962. ... The Space Needle, built for the Century 21 Exposition. ... Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Québec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area    - City 366. ... The 1967 International and Universal Exposition, or simply Expo 67 was a Worlds Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1967 to coincide with the Canadian Centennial that year. ... Nickname: Alamo City; River City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Mayor Phil Hardberger Area    - City 1067. ... HemisFair 68 was the first officially designated worlds fair (or international exposition) held in the Southwest United States. ... View on downtown Osaka from Umeda Sky Building Osaka )   is the capital of Osaka Prefecture and the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2. ... Tower of the Sun Expo 70 (ja. ... Nickname: The Lilac City Location of Spokane in Spokane County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County Spokane Mayor Dennis P. Hession Area    - City 151. ... Expo 74 was an environmentally themed Worlds Fair hosted in 1974 by Spokane, Washington, the smallest city ever to host a Worlds Fair. ... Knoxville redirects here. ... The 1982 Worlds Fair Logo. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... The 1984 Louisiana World Exposition was a Worlds Fair held in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1984. ... Vancouver (pronounced: ) is a city in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. ... Expo 86 logo The 1986 World Exposition on Transportation and Communication, or simply Expo 86, was a Worlds Fair held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada during the summer of 1986. ... Brisbane (pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, and is the third largest city in Australia, with a metropolitan population of 1. ... Expo 88 - as seen from the Brisbane River (photo taken from Victoria Bridge) Expo 88 - showing a globe of the world (photo taken from Victoria Bridge) Expo 88 at night (photo taken from Victoria Bridge) Expo 88 was a Worlds Fair held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia between April 30... For other uses, see Seville (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Hanover (German: Hannover []), on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. ... EXPO 2000 Hannover Germany Logo The Netherlands Pavilion at EXPO 2000 The Venezuela Pavilion Hungary Pavilion EXPO Mascot Twipsy Expo 2000 was a Worlds Fair held in Hanover, Germany from June 1 to October 31, 2000. ... A part of the Global Loop at Expo 2005 Expo with the Corporate Pavilions in the background. ... Aichi Prefecture ) is located in the ChÅ«bu region of Japan. ...


The only Universal exposition to be held without BIE approval was the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair. Because that Fair did not comply with BIE rules in place at the time, the sanctioning organization denied the Fair an "official" status. The Fair proceeded without BIE approval and turned to tourism and trade organizations to host national pavilions in lieu of official government sponsorship. View of the New York Worlds Fair 1964/1965 as seen from the observation towers of the New York State pavilion. ...


The United States, Japan, Canada, Spain, Belgium, and Australia have hosted the World's Fair in more than one city in different years.


BIE has moved to sanction expos only every five years, starting with the 21st century; with the 1980s and 1990s overflowing with expos back to back, some see this as a means to cut down potential expenditure by participating nations. The 21st century is the present century of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... Germans dancing on the Berlin Wall in late 1989, the symbol of the cold war divide falls down as the world unites in the 1990s. ...


The rule may apply to all expos, or it may end up that Universal expositions will be restricted to every five years or so, with International or Specialized expositions in the in-between years for countries wishing to celebrate a special event.


List of hitherto official world expositions according to the BIE[1]:

Bids for the Universal Expo 2015 have been accepted by the BIE: The Great Exhibition in Hyde Park 1851. ... Images of the Palais dIndustrie The Exposition Universelle of 1855 was a Worlds Fair held in Paris, France. ... The International Exhibition of 1862, or Great London Exposition was a worlds fair. ... In 1864 it was decreed by Emperor Napoleon III that an international exposition should be held in Paris in 1867. ... The Weltausstellung 1873 Wien was the large World exposition which was held in 1873 in the Austrian-hungarian capital of Vienna. ... The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official worlds fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. ... The third Paris Worlds Fair, called an Exposition Universelle in French was held in 1878 and celebrated the recovery of France after the crushing defeat of the 1870 Franco-Prussian War. ... Melbournes Yarra River is a popular area for walking, jogging, cycling, rowing and for relaxing on the banks with a picnic Melbourne (pronounced ) is the second most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ... Turin (Italian: ; Piedmontese: Turin) is a major industrial city as well as a business and cultural center in northwest Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the west bank of the Po River. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (Catalan) Ciudad Condal (Spanish) Postal code 08001-08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... The Exposition Universelle of 1889 was a Worlds Fair held in Paris, France from May 5, to October 31, 1889. ... One-third scale replica of Daniel Chester Frenchs Republic, which stood in the great basin at the exposition, Chicago, 2004 The Worlds Columbian Exposition (also called The Chicago Worlds Fair), a Worlds Fair, was held in the U.S. city of Chicago in 1893, to celebrate... Nickname: The Capital Of Europe, Comic City City of a 100 Museums Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Coordinates: Country Belgium Region Brussels-Capital Region Founded 979 Founded (Region) June 18, 1989 Mayor (Municipality) Freddy Thielemans Area    - City 162 (Region) km²  (62. ...   (IPA: ; UN/LOCODE: SE STO) is the capital of Sweden, and consequently the site of its Government and Parliament as well as the residence of the Swedish head of state, King Carl XVI Gustaf. ... The Exposition Universelle of 1900 was a worlds fair held in Paris, France, to celebrate the achievements of the past century and to accelerate development into the next. ... Entrance to Creation Exhibit on the Pike Map of the St. ... Liège (Dutch: Luik, German: Lüttich; before 1946, the citys name was written Liége, with the acute accent) is a major city located in the Belgian province of Liège, of which it is the capital. ... Milano redirects here. ... Nickname: The Capital Of Europe, Comic City City of a 100 Museums Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Coordinates: Country Belgium Region Brussels-Capital Region Founded 979 Founded (Region) June 18, 1989 Mayor (Municipality) Freddy Thielemans Area    - City 162 (Region) km²  (62. ... Ghent municipality and district in the province East Flanders Ghent (IPA: ; Gent in Dutch; Gand in French, formerly Gaunt in English) is a city and a municipality located in Flanders, Belgium. ... The Palace of Fine Arts from the Exposition The Panama-Pacific International Exposition was a worlds fair held in San Francisco, California between February 20 and December 4 in 1915. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (Catalan) Ciudad Condal (Spanish) Postal code 08001-08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... A 1933 Century of Progress worlds fair poster The Century of Progress Exposition was a worlds fair held in Chicago, Illinois from 1933-1934 to celebrate Chicagos centennial. ... The Soviet pavilion was crowned with a gigantic statue of Labourer and Kolkhoz Woman. ... Trylon, Perisphere and Helicline photo by Sam Gottscho The 1939 New York Worlds Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964 New York Worlds Fair), was one of the largest worlds fairs of all time. ... The Atomium. ... The Space Needle, built for the Century 21 Exposition. ... The 1967 International and Universal Exposition, or simply Expo 67 was a Worlds Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1967 to coincide with the Canadian Centennial that year. ... HemisFair 68 was the first officially designated worlds fair (or international exposition) held in the Southwest United States. ... Tower of the Sun Expo 70 (ja. ... Expo 74 was an environmentally themed Worlds Fair hosted in 1974 by Spokane, Washington, the smallest city ever to host a Worlds Fair. ... The 1982 Worlds Fair Logo. ... The 1984 Louisiana World Exposition was a Worlds Fair held in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1984. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Expo 88 - as seen from the Brisbane River (photo taken from Victoria Bridge) Expo 88 - showing a globe of the world (photo taken from Victoria Bridge) Expo 88 at night (photo taken from Victoria Bridge) Expo 88 was a Worlds Fair held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia between April 30... Expo 92 is the informal name of the worlds fair held in 1992, which had two sites: Seville Expo 92 in Seville. ... Taejon Expo 93 was a three-month international exposition held between August 7, and November 7, 1993 in the central South Korean city of Daejeon (at the time spelled Taejŏn). The theme of the exposition was The Challenge of a New Road of Development, with various other sub... Parque das Nações: exemplary modern architecture Expo 98 was a Worlds Fair held at Parque das Nações (Park of the Nations) in Lisbon, Portugal from May 22 to September 30, 1998. ... EXPO 2000 Hannover Germany Logo The Netherlands Pavilion at EXPO 2000 The Venezuela Pavilion Hungary Pavilion EXPO Mascot Twipsy Expo 2000 was a Worlds Fair held in Hanover, Germany from June 1 to October 31, 2000. ... A part of the Global Loop at Expo 2005 Expo with the Corporate Pavilions in the background. ... Expo 2008 is an international exposition, coordinated by the Bureau of International Expositions organization which is responsible for sanctioning Worlds fairs. ... Expo 2010 logo Expo 2010 will be held in Shanghai, China and is a scheduled Worlds Fair in the grand tradition of international fairs and expositions. ...

  • Turkey, with the city of İzmir, - "New Routes to a Better World/Health for All"
  • Italy, with the city of Milan, - "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life"

İzmir (Ottoman Turkish: إزمير İzmir, Greek: Σμύρνη Smýrnē, Armenian: Իզմիր, Italian: Smirne, Ladino: Izmir, without the Turkish dotted I) is the third most populous city of Turkey and the countrys largest port after İstanbul. ... Milano redirects here. ...

Recognized Expositions ("International or specialized expositions")

International expositions are usually united by a common theme—such as Transportation (Vancouver Expo '86) and 'Leisure in the Age of Technology' (Brisbane Expo '88). Such themes are narrower than the worldwide scope of Universal expositions. This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Expo 86 logo The 1986 World Exposition on Transportation and Communication, or simply Expo 86, was a Worlds Fair held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada during the summer of 1986. ... This article is about the Australian city. ... Expo 88 - as seen from the Brisbane River (photo taken from Victoria Bridge) Expo 88 - showing a globe of the world (photo taken from Victoria Bridge) Expo 88 at night (photo taken from Victoria Bridge) Expo 88 was a Worlds Fair held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia between April 30...


Specialized expositions have a narrow theme, such as the International Garden Expositions, held in Osaka, Japan (1990) and Kunming, China (1999), or the Lisbon Expo '98 dedicated to the Oceans. View on downtown Osaka from Umeda Sky Building Osaka )   is the capital of Osaka Prefecture and the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2. ... This article is about the year. ... Lake Dianchi Kunming (Chinese: 昆明; Pinyin: KÅ«nmíng; Wade-Giles: Kun-ming) is the capital of Yunnan province, China with a population estimated on 7,055,000 in urban area in 2006 and 15,423,500 in Metropolitan area. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Lisbon (Portuguese: Lisboa, IPA: ) is the capital and largest city of Portugal. ... Parque das Nações: exemplary modern architecture Expo 98 was a Worlds Fair held at Parque das Nações (Park of the Nations) in Lisbon, Portugal from May 22 to September 30, 1998. ...


Specialized and international expositions are usually smaller in scale and cheaper to run for the host committee and participating nations because the architectural fees are lower and they only have to rent the space from the host committee, usually with the pre-fabricated structure already completed. Some say this leads to better creative content as more money can be spent in this area.


Specialized and international are similar in that the host organization provides the rental space to participating countries, as well as the building itself, which is usually pre-fabricated. Countries then have the option of 'adding' their own colours, design etc. to the outside of the pre-fabricated structure and filling in the inside with their own content. One example of this is China, which invariably has chosen to add a Chinese archway in the front of its pre-fabricated pavilions to symbolize the nation (Expo '88, Expo '92, Expo '93). Expo 88 - as seen from the Brisbane River (photo taken from Victoria Bridge) Expo 88 - showing a globe of the world (photo taken from Victoria Bridge) Expo 88 at night (photo taken from Victoria Bridge) Expo 88 was a Worlds Fair held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia between April 30... Expo 92 is the informal name of the worlds fair held in 1992, which had two sites: Seville Expo 92 in Seville. ... Taejon Expo 93 was a three-month international exposition held between August 7, and November 7, 1993 in the central South Korean city of Daejeon (at the time spelled Taejŏn). The theme of the exposition was The Challenge of a New Road of Development, with various other sub...


Additionally, San Francisco's 1894 "Midwinter Fair" was an offshoot of sorts from Chicago's 1893 Exibition. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Main Concourse. ... One-third scale replica of Daniel Chester Frenchs Republic, which stood in the great basin at the exposition, Chicago, 2004 The Worlds Columbian Exposition (also called The Chicago Worlds Fair), a Worlds Fair, was held in the U.S. city of Chicago in 1893, to celebrate...


The 2008 International Exhibition will be hosted by Zaragoza, Spain with the theme "Water and the Sustainable Development". Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Zaragoza (Spanish) Spanish name Zaragoza Founded 24 Postal code 50001 - 50018 Website http://www. ...


The official candidates to host the 2012 International Exhibition are:

  • Korea, with the city of Yeosu - "The Living Ocean and Coast: Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities”
  • Morocco, with the city of Tangiers - “Routes of the world, cultures connecting. For a more united world”
  • Poland, with the city of Wrocław - “The culture of leisure in World Economies”

Korea (Korean: 한국 or ì¡°ì„ , see below) is a geographic area, civilization, and former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Tangier (in Berber and Arabic Tanja, in Spanish Tánger and in French Tanger) is a city of northern Morocco with a population of 350,000, or 550,000 including suburbs. ... WrocÅ‚aw ( ; German: ; Czech: ; Latin: Wratislavia or Vratislavia) is the capital of Lower Silesia in southwestern Poland, situated on the Oder River (Odra). ...

After the fair

The majority of the structures are temporary, and are dismantled at the end of the expo. Towers from several of these fairs are notable exceptions. By far the most famous of these is the Eiffel Tower, built for the Exposition Universelle (1889), which is now a symbol of host city Paris. Surprisingly, some then contemporary critics wanted the tower dismantled after the fair's conclusion. The Eiffel Tower (French: , ) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris. ... The Exposition Universelle of 1889 was a Worlds Fair held in Paris, France from May 5, to October 31, 1889. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ...


Other major structures that were held over from these fairs:

  • The Crystal Palace, from the first World's Fair in London in 1851, chosen because it could be recycled to recoup losses, was such a success that it was moved and intended to be permanent, only to be destroyed by a fire (of its contents) in 1936.
  • The 1876 Centennial Exposition's main building still in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.
  • The main buildings of Expo '98, in Lisbon, were completely integrated in the city itself.
  • In Brussels, the Atomium still stands at the site of the 1958 exposition. It is an 165 billion times enlarged Iron-Atom shaped building.

Other outstanding exceptions: The 1851 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park . ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official worlds fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. ... Depending upon the criteria, Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the largest municipal public park in the world at over 9,100 acres (37 km²). This figure includes all parkland within the city limits, as all 65 city parks are considered part of Fairmount Park and overseen by the Fairmount... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Cradle of Liberty, the City That Loves You Back, the Quaker City, The Birthplace of America Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor... Parque das Nações: exemplary modern architecture Expo 98 was a Worlds Fair held at Parque das Nações (Park of the Nations) in Lisbon, Portugal from May 22 to September 30, 1998. ... Nickname: The Capital Of Europe, Comic City City of a 100 Museums Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Coordinates: Country Belgium Region Brussels-Capital Region Founded 979 Founded (Region) June 18, 1989 Mayor (Municipality) Freddy Thielemans Area    - City 162 (Region) km²  (62. ... The Atomium (before renovation) Built for the 1958 Brussels Worlds Fair (Expo 58), the 103-metre (335-foot) tall Atomium monument represents a unit cell of an iron crystal (body-centred cubic), magnified 165 billion times, with vertical body diagonal, with tubes along the 12 edges of the cube...

  • The remains of Expo '29 in Seville where the 'Plaza de España' forms part of a large park and forecourt, and many of the pavilions have become offices for Consulate-Generals.
  • An elevated railways with metro frequency was built for Milan '06. It linked the fair to the city centre. It was dismantled in the 20's.
  • The Aquarium of Milano Expo '06 was built for the fair and after 100 years is still open and was recently renovated.
  • The ICOH (International Commission on Occupational Health), was settled in Milan during the Expo '06 and had the first congress in the Expo pavillions. In June 2006 the ICOH celebrated the first century of life in Milan.
  • The pavilions of Expo '92 in Seville had been reconverted into a technological square and a theme park.
  • The M. H. de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park was a survivor of the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition until it was replaced with a larger building.
  • The rebuilt Palace of Fine Arts is all that remains from the 1915 San Francisco Panama-Pacific International Exposition. This can be seen on the fair grounds near the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • The Space Needle in Seattle was the symbol of the 1962 World's Fair, and the US pavilion from that fair became the Pacific Science Center. The monorail ran daily for many years, until an accident in November 2005 caused it to close for most of the next year when it resumed daily operation.
  • San Antonio kept intact the Tower of the Americas, the Institute of Texan Cultures and the Convention Center from HemisFair '68.
  • Among the structures still standing from Expo '67 in Montreal are Moshe Safdie's Habitat 67, Buckminster Fuller's American pavilion (now the Biosphère), and the French pavilion (now the Casino de Montréal).
  • The Sunsphere remains extant from the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville.
  • The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is housed in the last remaining building of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, which had been the Palace of Fine Arts. The intent or hope was to make all Columbian structures permanent, but most of the structures burned, possibly the result of arson during the Pullman Strike. The fair's only other known remaining building is the Norway pavilion, a small house located at a museum in Wisconsin.
  • The World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne was constructed for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, and is another example.
  • The Skyneedle remains from expo 88 in Brisbane, Australia
  • A particular case is the EUR quarter in Rome, built for a World's Fair planned for 1942, was never used for its intended purpose, because of World War II, and today hosts various offices, governmental or private, and some museums.
  • The "American Theatre" on the Brussels Expo in 1958 is now frequently used as a television studio by the VRT.

Some World's Fair sites became (or reverted to) parks incorporating some of the expo elements, such as: The Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 was a worlds fair held in Seville, Spain. ... This article is about the city in Spain. ... This is about the Italian city of Milan. ... The International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), is an international non-governmental professional society, settled in Milan during the Expo 1906. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Theme Park is a simulation computer game designed by Bullfrog Productions, released in 1994, in which the player designs and operates an amusement park. ... The de Young Museum. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City 122 km²  (47 sq mi)  - Land 121. ... An aerial view of the Golden Gate Park The Golden Gate Park is the largest urban park in San Francisco, California, USA. At 1017 acres (4. ... The Main Concourse. ... The Palace of Fine Arts The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California is a building originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Categories: Stub | Worlds Fairs | California history | San Francisco history ... The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. ... Space Needle from Downtown Seattle. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... The IMAX dome dominates this view of the Pacific Science Center Arches and fountains The Pacific Science Center is a science museum in Seattle, Washington. ... The monorail tracks with the Space Needle visible in the distance The Seattle Center Monorail is an elevated monorail line in Seattle, Washington, that runs one mile along Fifth Avenue from Westlake Center in Downtown to Seattle Center in Lower Queen Anne. ... Downtown San Antonio features the historic San Fernando Cathedral, the Tower Life Building and the Tower of The Americas. ... Moshe Safdie, CC, B.Arch, LL.D. , F.R.A.I.C., FAIA (born July 14, 1938) is an architect and urban designer. ... Habitat 67 is a striking housing complex located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on the Quai Marc-Drouin on the Saint Lawrence River. ... Richard Buckminster (Bucky) Fuller (July 12[1], 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American visionary, designer, architect, poet, author, and inventor. ... The Sunsphere is a 81. ... Knoxville redirects here. ... The Museum of Science and Industry is housed in the only surviving building from the 1893 World Columbian Exposition and is a National Historic Landmark. ... This article is about Illinois largest city. ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... One-third scale replica of Daniel Chester Frenchs Republic, which stood in the great basin at the exposition, Chicago, 2004 The Worlds Columbian Exposition (also called The Chicago Worlds Fair), a Worlds Fair, was held in the U.S. city of Chicago in 1893, to celebrate... Pullman Strike began on May 11, 1894. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... The Royal Exhibition Building, showing the fountain on the southern or Carlton Gardens side of the building The Royal Exhibition Building from the main avenue of the Carlton Gardens The Royal Exhibition Building, viewed from the west The Royal Exhibition Building is located in Melbourne, Australia. ... 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A distant view of the Skyneedle at Expo 88 A close-up view of the Skyneedle at Expo 88 The Skyneedle is a prominent feature of the Brisbane skyline, constructed for Expo 88. ... Palazzo dei Congressi The Esposizione Universale Roma (E.U.R.) is a large complex, built in 1935 by Benito Mussolini as symbol of fascism for the world; he wanted to expand the new Rome in the west, to connect it to the sea. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1,500 km²  (580 sq mi... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom France Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Charles de Gaulle Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian... The Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep, or VRT, is a publicly-funded broadcaster of radio and television in Flanders (northern part of Belgium). ...

Some pavilions have been moved overseas intact: Audubon Park may refer to: Audubon Park, Kentucky Audubon Park, New Jersey Audubon Park in New Orleans This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The 1884 Worlds Fair was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Jackson Park or Jackson Park Highlands is a 500 acre (2 km²) park on Chicagos South Side located in the South Shore community area, bordering Lake Michigan and the neighborhoods of Hyde Park and Woodlawn. ... Nickname: Music City Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area    - City 526. ... The Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition was a Worlds Fair staged between May 1 and October 31 of 1897 in Nashville. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area    - City 66. ... Entrance to Creation Exhibit on the Pike Map of the St. ... Nickname: Americas Finest City Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates: Country United States State California County San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders City Attorney Michael Aguirre City Council Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer Toni Atkins Tony Young Brian Maienschein Donna Frye Jim Madaffer Ben Hueso Area    - City 963. ... The Panama-California Exposition was an exposition held in San Diego, California between January 1, 1915 and January 1, 1917. ... Official Guide Book The California Pacific International Exposition was an exposition held in San Diego, California during May 29, 1935–November 11, 1935 and February 12, 1936–September 9, 1936. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King Incorporated December 2, 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels (NP) Area    - City 369. ... The Space Needle, built for the Century 21 Exposition. ... Flushing Meadows Park, also sometimes referred to as Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, is located in northern Queens, New York City, USA at the intersection of the Long Island Expressway and the Grand Central Parkway. ... Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Québec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area    - City 366. ... The 1967 International and Universal Exposition, or simply Expo 67 was a Worlds Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1967 to coincide with the Canadian Centennial that year. ... Nickname: Alamo City; River City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Mayor Phil Hardberger Area    - City 1067. ... HemisFair 68 was the first officially designated worlds fair (or international exposition) held in the Southwest United States. ... View on downtown Osaka from Umeda Sky Building Osaka )   is the capital of Osaka Prefecture and the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2. ... Tower of the Sun Expo 70 (ja. ... Nickname: The Lilac City Location of Spokane in Spokane County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County Spokane Mayor Dennis P. Hession Area    - City 151. ... Expo 74 was an environmentally themed Worlds Fair hosted in 1974 by Spokane, Washington, the smallest city ever to host a Worlds Fair. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Expo 86 logo The 1986 World Exposition on Transportation and Communication, or simply Expo 86, was a Worlds Fair held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada during the summer of 1986. ... This article is about the Australian city. ... Expo 88 - as seen from the Brisbane River (photo taken from Victoria Bridge) Expo 88 - showing a globe of the world (photo taken from Victoria Bridge) Expo 88 at night (photo taken from Victoria Bridge) Expo 88 was a Worlds Fair held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia between April 30... This article is about the city in Spain. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Daejeon Metropolitan City is a metropolitan city in the centre of South Korea, and the capital of South Chungcheong Province. ... Taejon Expo 93 was a three-month international exposition held between August 7, and November 7, 1993 in the central South Korean city of Daejeon (at the time spelled Taejŏn). The theme of the exposition was The Challenge of a New Road of Development, with various other sub... Lisbon (Portuguese: Lisboa, IPA: ) is the capital and largest city of Portugal. ... Parque das Nações: exemplary modern architecture Expo 98 was a Worlds Fair held at Parque das Nações (Park of the Nations) in Lisbon, Portugal from May 22 to September 30, 1998. ... Pavilhão Atlântico is an arena in Lisbon, Portugal. ... Casino Lisboa Casino Lisboa (葡京娛樂場) is the largest and probably the best-known casino in Macau, Peoples Republic of China. ...

The Brussels Expo '58 relocated many pavillions within Belgium: the pavillion of Jacques Chocolats moved to the town of Diest to house the new town swimming pool. Another pavillion was relocated to Willebroek and has been used as dance hall Carré [2] ever since. One smaller pavillion still stands on the impressive boulevard towards the Atomium: the restaurant "Salon 58" in the pavillion of Comptoir Tuilier. For more information on remaining pavillions in Brussels and Belgium, check the following site: [3]. The Exposition Universelle of 1889 was a Worlds Fair held in Paris, France from May 5, to October 31, 1889. ... The snowcapped Andes above downtown Santiago Santiago (Spanish:  ) is Chiles capital and largest city. ... Virginia Union University is an historically black university located in Richmond, Virginia, which was founded in 1865 by a former slave trader. ... Nickname: The River City Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (D) Area    - City 62. ... The 1967 International and Universal Exposition, or simply Expo 67 was a Worlds Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1967 to coincide with the Canadian Centennial that year. ... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2005)    - Density 10,415,400   8537. ... Tower of the Sun Expo 70 (ja. ... The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a public university with its main campus located at Point Grey, in the University Endowment Lands adjacent to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and another smaller campus known as UBC Okanagan located in Kelowna, British Columbia. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... EXPO 2000 Hannover Germany Logo The Netherlands Pavilion at EXPO 2000 The Venezuela Pavilion Hungary Pavilion EXPO Mascot Twipsy Expo 2000 was a Worlds Fair held in Hanover, Germany from June 1 to October 31, 2000. ... District Coimbra Mayor   - Party Carlos Encarnação PSD Area 316. ... The Atomium. ... Diest is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. ... Willebroek is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... The Atomium (before renovation) Built for the 1958 Brussels Worlds Fair (Expo 58), the 103-metre (335-foot) tall Atomium monument represents a unit cell of an iron crystal (body-centred cubic), magnified 165 billion times, with vertical body diagonal, with tubes along the 12 edges of the cube...


Many exhibitions and rides created by Walt Disney and his WED Enterprises company for the 1964 New York World's Fair (which was held over into 1965) were moved to Disneyland after the closing of the Fair. Many of the rides, including "it's a small world", "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln", and "Carousel of Progress" (since moved to the Walt Disney World Resort and updated), are still in operation. Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966), was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, visionary, and philanthropist. ... WED Enterprises (WED), was formed as a separate company from Walt Disney Studios by Walt Disney in the late 1940s/early 1950s. ... View of the New York Worlds Fair 1964/1965 as seen from the observation towers of the New York State pavilion. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Disneyland (since 1998 officially Disneyland Park, to distinguish it from the Disneyland Resort complex of which it is a part), is a theme park in Anaheim, California, USA (28 miles from Downtown Los Angeles). ... its a small world ( lowercase and quoted) is currently an attraction at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland Park, and Disneyland Paris. ... Great Moments with Mr. ... The Carousel of Progress is an attraction currently located in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom, a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. It currently operates under the name Walt Disneys Carousel of Progress. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon. ...


Disney had contributed so many exhibits to the New York fair in part because the corporation had originally envisioned a "permanent World's Fair" at the Flushing site. That concept instead came to fruition with the Disney theme park Epcot, an extension of the Walt Disney World Resort, near Orlando, Florida. Epcot has many of the characteristics of a typical Universal Exposition: national pavilions, as well as exhibits concerning technology and/or the future, along with more typical amusement-park rides. Meanwhile, several of the 1964 attractions, relocated to Disneyland, have been duplicated at the Walt Disney World Resort. Epcot is the second theme park built at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon. ... Nickname: The City Beautiful, O-Town, 407 Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Disneyland (since 1998 officially Disneyland Park, to distinguish it from the Disneyland Resort complex of which it is a part), is a theme park in Anaheim, California, USA (28 miles from Downtown Los Angeles). ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon. ...


Occasionally other bits and pieces of the Fairs remain. In the New York subway system, signs directing people to Flushing Meadows, Queens remain from the 1964-5 event. In the Montreal subway at least one tile artwork of its theme, "The World of Man", remains. Also, a seemingly endless supply of souvenir items from Fair visits can be found, and in the United States, at least, can often be bought at garage or estate sales. Many of these events also produced postage stamps and commemorative coins. The 1904 Olympic Games were held in conjunction with the St. Louis Fair, although no particular tie-in seems to have been made. NY redirects here. ... The New York City Subway system is a rapid transit system operated by the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ... Look up flushing in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow This article is about the New York City borough. ... Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Québec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area    - City 366. ... A selection of Hong Kong postage stamps A postage stamp is evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services. ... A coin is usually a piece of hard material, generally metal, usually in the shape of a disc, and most often issued by a government, to be used as a form of money in transactions. ... Olympics redirects here. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area    - City 66. ...


USA membership

The USA had its membership of the BIE withdrawn in 2002. The cause was the non-allocation of funds by the U.S. Congress for two years. The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ...


See also

This is a list of worlds fairs (with notable permanent buildings built). ...

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