Ferris Wheel

Egirl   Team Posted on May 11, 2012 by Egirl Team
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Did you know the Ferris Wheel is considered an engineering wonder?

First Ferris Wheel in Chicago

The Ferris Wheel was designed by George W. Ferris in 1893. It was designed to be the landmark of the World's Fair in Chicago in 1893. The wheel is supported by two 140-foot steel towers. The towers are connected by a 45-foot axle, making the axle the largest single piece of forged steel made at that time.

Learn more about the Original Ferris Wheel


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