University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (19)
William Burton Larsen (1)

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[A machine operator working on the Century of Progress Skyride.]
1. [A machine operator working on the Century of Progress Skyride.]
[A view of Enchanted Island.]
2. [A view of Enchanted Island.]
[A view of the Century of Progress Skyride.]
3. [A view of the Century of Progress Skyride.]
[A View of the Skyride at night. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638
4. [A View of the Skyride at night. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]

[A View of the Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the
5. [A View of the Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[Aerial view of the Federal Building on Northerly Island from the Century of Progress Skyride. The Federal
6. [Aerial view of the Federal Building on Northerly Island from the Century of Progress Skyride. The Federal Building featured an art-deco design that included a rotunda and three tower-pylons representing the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the U.S. government.]
[Amusement park rides at the Century of Progress Enchanted Island.]
7. [Amusement park rides at the Century of Progress Enchanted Island.]
[Artist's sketch of the "Ride of the Century" at the Century of Progress.]
8. [Artist's sketch of the "Ride of the Century" at the Century of Progress.]

[Close-up view of the Skyride with the Hall of Science in the foreground. Also visible on the upper right
9. [Close-up view of the Skyride with the Hall of Science in the foreground. Also visible on the upper right are two "rocket cars" transporting Fair patrons across the Skyride at an elevation of 210 feet. The ride across the Skyride took about four minutes.]
[Construction of one of the amusement rides at the Enchanted Island exhibit one month before the grand
10. [Construction of one of the amusement rides at the Enchanted Island exhibit one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Construction of the Federal Building on Northerly Island adjacent to the Court of States exhibit. The
11. [Construction of the Federal Building on Northerly Island adjacent to the Court of States exhibit. The Federal Building featured an art-deco design that included a rotunda and three tower-pylons representing the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the U.S. government. One of the two towers of the Century of Progress Skyride can be seen to the right of the Federal Building.]
[Construction of the one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers in 1933. At its completion, the two
12. [Construction of the one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers in 1933. At its completion, the two Skyride towers stood over 620 feet tall and spanned over 1,800 feet apart.]

[Construction of the one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers in 1933. At its completion, the two
13. [Construction of the one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers in 1933. At its completion, the two Skyride towers stood over 620 feet tall and spanned over 1,800 feet apart.]
[Construction of the one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers in 1933. At its completion, the two
14. [Construction of the one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers in 1933. At its completion, the two Skyride towers stood over 620 feet tall and spanned over 1,800 feet apart.]
[Construction of the one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers in 1933. At its completion, the two
15. [Construction of the one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers in 1933. At its completion, the two Skyride towers stood over 620 feet tall and spanned over 1,800 feet apart.]
[Construction of the one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers in 1933. At its completion, the two
16. [Construction of the one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers in 1933. At its completion, the two Skyride towers stood over 620 feet tall and spanned over 1,800 feet apart.]

[Construction of the one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers in 1933. At its completion, the two
17. [Construction of the one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers in 1933. At its completion, the two Skyride towers stood over 620 feet tall and spanned over 1,800 feet apart.]
[Construction of the one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers in 1933. At its completion, the two
18. [Construction of the one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers in 1933. At its completion, the two Skyride towers stood over 620 feet tall and spanned over 1,800 feet apart.]
[Fireworks display at night. The outline of the Century of Progress Skyride tower and cableway can be
19. [Fireworks display at night. The outline of the Century of Progress Skyride tower and cableway can be seen to the right of the fireworks. The Federal Building complex at Northerly Island is also seen here at the lower left of the photograph.]
[Ground level view of one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers in 1933. At its completion, the two
20. [Ground level view of one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers in 1933. At its completion, the two Skyride towers stood over 620 feet tall and spanned over 1,800 feet apart.]
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