Terrace on the Park

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The Terrace on the Park in April 2008

Terrace on the Park is a banquet hall in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park.[1] The building was constructed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to serve as the heliport for the 1964 New York World's Fair.[2] It is located to the south of the New York Hall of Science. The bulk of the building is suspended in the air by four supports. It has an excellent view of New York City including the Manhattan skyline. The outside walls of the main floor are mostly accessible windows that allow guests a clear view in every direction.[3]

The building is currently used as a private catering hall for weddings, proms and other events.[1] The operation is run by Crystal Ball Group, incorporated under a concession from the city's parks department. The firm pays the department 20% of the gross receipts or $2.5 million a year, whichever is greater.[4] Chief architect Allan Gordon Lorimer, engineers John Kyle and Ray Monte, and planning chief E. Donald Mills [1].


  1. ^ a b Terrace on the Park home page, Terrace on the Park. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  2. ^ Terrace on the Park, Highlights, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Department of Parks and Recreation, The City of New York. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  3. ^ Terrace on the Park - New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
  4. ^ Berger, Joseph (June 17, 2011). "Towers With Babel's Diversity, but a Much Happier History". The New York Times. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 40°44′41″N 73°51′03″W / 40.74472°N 73.85083°W / 40.74472; -73.85083