The Disney History Institute is proud to announce an updated version of our first of our downloadable digital recreations âÂ Project: Fairwinds.
Project: Fairwinds recreates a long-gone, centerpiece icon from Walt Disneyâs efforts at the 1964-1965 Worldâs Fair in New York, the Tower of the Four Winds.Â Initially designed by Disney legend, Rolly Crump, the Tower of the Four Winds was a marquee sculpture designed as the visual marker for itâs a small world, a robust mobile that rose high above most of the Fair.Â Though the Tower of the Four Winds was dismantled over 50 years ago, through this 3D digital recreation, you can sample the wonder of Rolly Crumpâs unique creation again.
This newest version of Project: Fair WindsÂ include generous narration by Rolly Crump himself in which he explains his designs, his work with Walt, and the ultimate fate of the Tower.Â Along with the narration, look at photographic images from Bill Cotterâs immenseÂ collectionÂ of Worldâs Fair imagery, detailing the Tower from its construction to its demise.
So, take a stroll back to 1964, to the center point of world creative activity, the legendary New York Worldâs Fair.Â Move around the Tower in real time.Â Examine the spinning pinwheels and carousel cutouts, all of them true to Rolly Crumpâs original designs.Â Project: Fairwinds is presently available for the Oculus Quest and Quest 2, with PC VR versions to come out over the next few weeks.
Come, take a step back in time!