General Motors' 35,738-square-foot "Highways and Horizons" pavilion contained the Fair's most popular exhibit entitled "Futurama." Here, in 322 moving chair-cars, each equipped with its own sound system for a "personal tour," visitors witnessed the largest and most realistic scale model ever constructed. The 1,586 feet of chairs rose and fell, sometimes to a height of 23 feet, while the visitor viewed the future world of the 1960s.

General Motors entrance
GM's entrance - Courtesy World's Fair
Historical Society - wf-018r

General Motors entrance
GM's entrance with the walkways covered - photo MO98 - from the collection taken by John Ott courtesy of his grandson Michael Ott.

General Motors entrance
General Motors entrance - photo 096

GM Exhibit Building
The General Motors Exhibit Building - 1939 Brochure
From
Bob Catania
GM Highways & Horizons
highways and horizones
From
Cathy Scibelli
Things to See at the Fair
Things to see at the Fair brochure
From
Bob Catania
World Horizons
World Horizons
From
Cathy Scibelli
Pontiac
 - General Motors Second Lowest Price Car
From
Cathy Scibelli

General Motors - New Horizons

In 1939 GM produced a film titled "To New Horizons" which takes you through a tour of Futurerama.

Here is a link to "new Horizons" on archive.com so you can view the film. The run time is 22:59. You can also download the film from the Archive site in a variety of resolutions ... enjoy.


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