Since February 2013, People for the Pavilion co-founder Mathew Silva has been working on a documentary film titled 'Modern Ruin: A World's Fair Pavilion' which explores the vibrant history of the New York State Pavilion.

The film tells the story of the structure through first-hand interviews with authors, historians, architects, architectural critics, fair goers, and many more individuals who have been connected with this historic structure since the fair ended. Matthew's goal is to create something that will help to engage and inform people? about this building, and foster new ways of thinking about its future.


The executive producers for 'Modern Ruin' are Jake Gorst and Tracey Rennie Gorst, the driving forces behind Mainspring Pictures Ltd. A few of their past film projects include "Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island" (2012, Design Onscreen), "William Krisel, Architect" (2010, Design Onscreen), "Leisurama" (2005, American Public Television) and the Emmy® award winning documentary "Farmboy" (2007, NETA).

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