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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

Located on the western tip of Île Sainte-Hélène, alongside the USSR pavilion but separated by the Le Moyne canal, the United States of America pavilion is undoubtedly one of the most memorable of Expo 67. Even if it initially sparked controversy as some people felt it was too daring, architect Richard Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome quickly became one of the most prominent symbols of Expo 67. Given to the City of Montreal by President Lyndon B. Johnson, it would later house the Biosphère, an ecowatch centre.

 



The structure glows in the sunlight due to its acrylic skin and is lit up at night. There is minirail access to this architectural masterpiece standing 80 metres wide (250 feet) and 20 stories high, which makes the experience that much more exciting.

Numerous exhibitions are presented inside the pavilion. American cinema and many aspects of the entertainment world have a prominent place. There are also areas devoted to the fine arts, represented in particular by works from the Pop Art and Op Art movements. As well, the story of the arrival and the life of the first European settlers on American soil is told. Visitors can also learn more about astronauts' achievements, projects and tools. These exhibitions truly illustrate Creative America, the pavilion's theme.

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