University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Ground level view of one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers in 1933. At its completion, the two
21. [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.]
[Ground level view of one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers in 1933. At its completion, the two
22. [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.]
[Ground level view of one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers. At its completion, the two Skyride
23. [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
24. [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 the Century of Progress Skyride tower in 1933. The southern facade of the Hall
25. [Ground level view of the Century of Progress Skyride tower in 1933. The southern facade of the Hall of Science is to the right, while the Chinese Lama Temple can be seen below on the left.]
[Machine operators working on the Century of Progress Skyride.]
26. [Machine operators working on the Century of Progress Skyride.]
[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
27. [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
28. [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
29. [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
30. [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 view of the main entrance to the Hall of Science.]
31. [The Skyride view of the main entrance to the Hall of Science.]
[Two women viewing the Century of Progress from the observation deck of the Skyride.]
32. [Two women viewing the Century of Progress from the observation deck of the Skyride.]

[View of the Century of Progress at night from the Skyride.]
33. [View of the Century of Progress at night from the Skyride.]
[View of the Hall of Science building from the Century of Progress Skyride.]
34. [View of the Hall of Science building from the Century of Progress Skyride.]
"Gloria Swanson is all smiles as she steps from the elevator of the west Skyride tower from the top of
35. "Gloria Swanson is all smiles as she steps from the elevator of the west Skyride tower from the top of which she previewed the 1934 World's Fair. Miss Swanson was the first 1934 Skyride visitor."
"Gloria Swanson looks up and gasps as W.R. Voght, superintendent of the Skyride, points out the platform,
36. "Gloria Swanson looks up and gasps as W.R. Voght, superintendent of the Skyride, points out the platform, 628 feet straight up, from which she has just previewed the 1934 World's Fair. She was the first 1934 Skyride rider."

"Gloria Swanson, first 1934 Skyride visitor, takes a close-up inspection of the Hall of Science after
37. "Gloria Swanson, first 1934 Skyride visitor, takes a close-up inspection of the Hall of Science after getting a bird's-eye-view of it and the rest of the new World's Fair from the top of the 628 foot Skyride tower seen in the background."
"Gloria Swanson, first Skyride visitor in 1934, wears a broad smile as she gets back to earth after previewing
38. "Gloria Swanson, first Skyride visitor in 1934, wears a broad smile as she gets back to earth after previewing the new World's Fair from the air, atop the 628-foot tower seen in the background. Whether the smile indicates the satisfaction at what she saw or relief at being back on solid ground again, Miss Swanson did not say."
"If expressions mean anything, Gloria Swanson and her party seem rather pleased with what they saw when
39. "If expressions mean anything, Gloria Swanson and her party seem rather pleased with what they saw when they previewed the new World's Fair from the top of the west Sky-Ride tower. With Miss Swanson are Walter N. Greaza, leading man in the sketch in which she is now appearing at the Chicago Theater, and her secretary, Mrs. H.A. Richardson. The guard, resplendent in his new uniform, is J.F. Murphy."
"Sketch of the proposed Sky-Ride. View of the Sky-ride in perspective looking from the base of the west
40. "Sketch of the proposed Sky-Ride. View of the Sky-ride in perspective looking from the base of the west tower."
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