University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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1933 (18)
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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (10)

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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.]

[Looking up the Carillon Tower of the Hall of Science.]
25. [Looking up the Carillon Tower of the Hall of Science.]
[Oblique view of the Carillon Tower at the Hall of Science exhibition building.]
26. [Oblique view of the Carillon Tower at the Hall of Science exhibition building.]
[Oblique view of the eastern facade of the Hall of Science with the Carillon Tower to the left.]
27. [Oblique view of the eastern facade of the Hall of Science with the Carillon Tower to the left.]
[One of the main entrances to the Century of Progress "Oriental Village." The facade of the exhibit featured
28. [One of the main entrances to the Century of Progress "Oriental Village." The facade of the exhibit featured Islamic art and architecture.] [There are four towers that look like they are part of a church. There are a lot of people that look like they just left the church in front of the towers.]

[The courtyard at the Century of Progress Hall of Science.]
29. [The courtyard at the Century of Progress Hall of Science.]
[The eastern facade of the Hall of Science, with the bottom portion of the Carillon Tower visible to
30. [The eastern facade of the Hall of Science, with the bottom portion of the Carillon Tower visible to the left of the stairway.]
[The main entrance gate to the Century of Progress "Streets of Shanghai" exhibit, seen in this photograph
31. [The main entrance gate to the Century of Progress "Streets of Shanghai" exhibit, seen in this photograph as the sun was setting in the late afternoon.] [China!!! I see two huge towers]
[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
32. [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
33. [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
34. [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
35. [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 terraces and the tower to the Century of Progress Hall of Science.]
36. [The terraces and the tower to the Century of Progress Hall of Science.]

[View of the Carillon Tower at the Hall of Science building. The photo was taken while the exhibit was
37. [View of the Carillon Tower at the Hall of Science building. The photo was taken while the exhibit was under construction in February of 1932.]
[View of the Carillon Tower at the Hall of Science building. The photo was taken while the exhibit was
38. [View of the Carillon Tower at the Hall of Science building. The photo was taken while the exhibit was under construction in February of 1932.]
[View of the Carillon Tower at the Hall of Science building. The photo was taken while the exhibit was
39. [View of the Carillon Tower at the Hall of Science building. The photo was taken while the exhibit was under construction in January of 1932.]
"Old North Church a Dominant Landmark of New Fair's Colonial Village. This ancient structure, as well
40. "Old North Church a Dominant Landmark of New Fair's Colonial Village. This ancient structure, as well as many others famed in American history, will be seen by visitors after the Fair opens in Chicago May 26. Its tower was the one Paul Revere looked to for the historic lanterns - 'One if by land, and two if by sea.' Its pulpit saw such preachers as Increase Mather, Cotton Mather, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Ware."
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