The Steel Pavilion by Kunio Maekawa is one of the few original Expo 70 buildings still standing.
It now houses a museum dedicated to Expo 70.
A piece of the Expo 70 Tower by Kiyonari Kikutake (below) sits near the building.
Expo 70 Tower
Kenzo Tange's vision for the Expo master plan was a futuristic aerial city that was based on the Metabolism movement. He worked with a dozen architects; including Fumihiko Maki, Noboru Kawazoe, Koji Kamiya and Noriaki Kurokawa. Takara Pavilion by Kisho Kurokawa Source: Archpaper Toshiba-IHI Pavilion by Kisho Kurokawa
In 1970, the World Expo was held in Osaka, Japan. The theme of the Expo was "Progress and Harmony for Mankind." The symbol was Tower of the Sun, by Taro Okamoto, which still stands. Most of the buildings and pavilions have been demolished. The main reason for me going to the park was to see Nine Fountains by Isamu Noguchi. He was invited by Kenzo Tange , who was in charge of creating the master plan for the Expo. The fountains are still there, but they don't seem to be functioning. Source: arch2o Nebula and Comet You better believe that I took a paddle boat out to get a closer look.
Spaceship Noguchi also designed a model for the U.S. Pavillion, but it wasn't built. Source: The Isamu Noguchi Foundation However, some other forward thinking structures did get built, like the Expo 70 Tower. As mentioned earlier, most have been demolished. Unlike some former expo sites