The 1939 New York World's Fair

The Production & Distribution (Zone 5)

Carrier

Designers: Reinhard & Hofmeister

Carrier heating and air conditioning
Carrier heating and air conditioning - Courtesy World's Fair Historical Society - wf-57r
Carrier heating and air conditioning
Carrier heating and air conditioning
Carrier heating and air conditioning
Carrier heating and air conditioning

In 1939, air conditioning was relatively new. Inside the Carrier Corporation pavilion, which was shaped like a giant igloo with "snow" encrusted walls and the "Northern Lights" glowing from its ceiling, Carrier displayed and explained air conditioning systems.

A large revolving globe showed visitors how air conditioning was used all over the world—from the Arctic Circle to the equator. The message was cool.

Carrier heating and air conditioning
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by Arie van Dort