Photo: Citi Field in NYC Panorama

If you’ve never been to the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows Park next to Citi Field, you are missing one of the hidden jewels of the city — the Panorama of New York City.

Built for the 1964 World’s Fair, it is a massive scale model of all five boroughs, complete with every bridge, building and house in town. The funds are not there to update every change in the city’s landscape (the World Trade Center still stands, for example), but the Mets were nice enough to build a model of Citi Field to replace Shea Stadium:

citi field

Here is a photo I took back in the mid-90s showing good old Shea:

shea stadium


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