The New York City Building housed the New York City Pavilion at the 1939 World's Fair. It was next to icons of the Fair, the Trylon and Perisphere, and was intended to be permanent. The museum contains a panorama of the five boroughs of NYC, a scale model over 90000 sq. ft., built for the 1964 World's Fair and commissioned by Robert Moses. The Museum is dedicated to the highest quality visual arts and educational programming, particularly for the residents of Queens, a diverse, ethnic, cultural and international community.