The iconic bench of New York City's Parks department was developed for use at the 1939 World's Fair, which was held in New York during 1938 and 1939. Robert Moses and Kenneth Lynch collaborated on the final design to maximize comfort and to take advantage of manufacturing processes. Over the years we have further improved on the design and are still a preferred manufacturer of the bench due to our accuracy to the original details. Over the years many variations of the design have been added to satisfy changing needs in park use.
Item 6737 – World’s Fair Bench
Available in 4’, 5’, 6’ and 8’ lengths, 8’ length has a center support leg.
Item 6737A: Bench with cast decorative insert in arm and leg areas
Item 6737B: Scroll shaped, bolt on arm rest insert – can be used on any 6737 bench
Item 6737C: Bench without arms
Item 6737D: Bench with single pedestal leg mounting, includes arm rests
Item 6737E: Bench with single pedestal leg mounting, without arm rests
The following are Backless versions of the World’s Fair Series:
Item 6736: Backless bench with contoured seat
Item 6736C: Backless bench with bolt on arm rests
Item 6736E: Backless bench with flat top
Item 6736F: Backless bench with flat top and bolt on arm rest
Materials: Ductile Iron supports are powder coated black, Ipe wood slats and stainless
Options: Wood slats in natural Ipe, Torrified Ash, American White Oak painted Central Park Green, or Recycled Plastic Lumber. Iron parts can be powder coated RAL 6012, Dark Forest Green.