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  • Anna Nio

    The original, and very first Ferris Wheel premiered at The World's Fair: Columbian Exposition. This was a World's Fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492. I just finished reading a book about this (The Devil In the White City, by Erik Larson), so I'm frolicing in seeing more photos of the Fair right now.

  • Jordan Jaquay

    White City (amusement parks) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • Danzel B.

    The original Ferris Wheel, built by by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., sometimes also referred to as the Chicago Wheel, was the late coming, unexpected centerpiece of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Intended to rival the 1889 Paris Exposition’s 1,063 ft Eiffel Tower, the Ferris Wheel was the Columbian Exposition’s largest attraction, with a height of 264 ft.

  • Juan Nel

    George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. (born on February 14, 1859–November 22, 1896[1]) was an American engineer. He is mostly known for creating the original Ferris Wheel for the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition.

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La Torre Eiffel de Chicago. En 1893 se inauguraba la Gran Noria de Chicago. El origen de esta idea tenía lugar en 1890, cuando en el Congreso de los EEUU se decidió conmemorar los 400 años del descubrimiento de América por Cristóbal Colón con una exposición basada en una serie de construcciones que apelaran a la grandeza del país: rascacielos, eventos y celebraciones y... la gran Ferris Wheel diseñada por George W. Ferris y con capacidad para 1920 personas (distribuidos en 40 vagones).

"Hey baby let's go to the country fair' he said impulsively. And she loved that about him so naturally she said yes imagining all the candy apples and ice cream sandwiches they would share between kisses. Reminds me of the Keith Urban song 'Til Summer Comes Around.