Laying dormant, rust and time have eaten away at things. Most of the doors, which are bolted or locked shut (we tried them) are rusted pretty badly and would be easy to get past with a little work.... but that's illegal, so we decided against that.
You can see where the city has put some prevenative measures into place to keep people from hopping the wall and getting inside. Barbed wire is visible along the pipes that jut out. Had this not been there, it'd have been fairly simple to climb in.
The whole structure is circular and very odd. It's all made entirely of concerete and steel and with all the rust and weather stains on it, it has a creepy post-apocalyptic look to it. You have to wonder why the city has just left it there unmaintained.
Elevators that I can only assume took mid-sixties fair-goers up to an observation deck of some sort are still there. When the win hits the cables, which are all in place if very rusty, they make an eerie high pitched 'ping' sound. The glass is all broken and the doors look like they're going to fall off.When you come around the other side and back towards the 'Unisphere' and the Queens Museum of Art which stands beside it, you can look back and get a neat view of the structure through the trees. A month from now it'll be completely hidden behind the leaves from this angle.
The Queens Museum of Art is a strange building too. It's got the active art museum inside but it also houses a skating rink that is still used. Despite the fact that it is still very much in use, it too is worn down and strange looking.
Even the sign for the skating rink is strange. It was probably cute when it was painted decades ago, but now it seems sort of sad, covered in rust and dirt.
Interestingly enough, here's what the pavilion and the 'Unisphere' looked like back when they were new and technologically relevent...