University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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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.]
[Amusement park rides at the Century of Progress Enchanted Island.]
6. [Amusement park rides at the Century of Progress Enchanted Island.]
[Artist's sketch of the "Ride of the Century" at the Century of Progress.]
7. [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
8. [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.]

[Fireworks display at night. The outline of the Century of Progress Skyride tower and cableway can be
9. [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. At its completion, the two Skyride
10. [Ground level view of one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers. At its completion, the two Skyride towers stood over 620 feet tall and spanned over 1,800 feet apart.]
[Ground level view of one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers. At its completion, the two Skyride
11. [Ground level view of one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers. At its completion, the two Skyride towers stood over 620 feet tall and spanned over 1,800 feet apart.]
[Machine operators working on the Century of Progress Skyride.]
12. [Machine operators working on the Century of Progress Skyride.]

[Photo of the Century of Progress Midway taken by William Burton Larsen. This photo was part of the Century
13. [Photo of the Century of Progress Midway taken by William Burton Larsen. This photo was part of the Century of Progress camera contest at the Hall of Photography.]
[Photo of the Midway and the Ferris wheel at the Century of Progress.]
14. [Photo of the Midway and the Ferris wheel at the Century of Progress.]
[Photograph of two men standing on the construction site where the Sky Ride was to be built for the Century
15. [Photograph of two men standing on the construction site where the Sky Ride was to be built for the Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[Security guards from A Century of Progress pose for a group photograph at the Enchanted Island exhibit.
16. [Security guards from A Century of Progress pose for a group photograph at the Enchanted Island exhibit. The photo is undated.]

[The roller coaster ride at the Century of Progress Midway. The Midway was a nod to the amusement rides
17. [The roller coaster ride at the Century of Progress Midway. The Midway was a nod to the amusement rides at the Midway Plaisance during the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.]
[The roller coaster ride at the Century of Progress Midway. The Midway was a nod to the amusement rides
18. [The roller coaster ride at the Century of Progress Midway. The Midway was a nod to the amusement rides at the Midway Plaisance during the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.]
[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
19. [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.]
[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
20. [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.]
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