The White City

The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, also called The White City because each building was painted white, showcased many new and exciting inventions. Towering over the fair was one of these inventions: The Ferris Wheel.

The Ferris Wheel was created by George Ferris to rival the Eiffel Tower, designed for the World’s Fair held in Paris the year before. Despite being an incredible success, the Ferris Wheel ended up being demolished after a series of legal battles. Although the original wheel is gone, Ferris’ design lives on at amusement parks and fairs around the world.



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http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/history-ferris-wheel-180955300/?no-ist

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By Not given [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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