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Ferris Wheel

Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 5:17 AM

"A Ferris Wheel was the landmark of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago."

Ferris Wheel

PostedFriday, May 11, 2012 at 4:06 AM

Ferris Wheel

A Ferris Wheel was the landmark of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.

 

First Ferris Wheel in Chicago

Did you know the Ferris Wheel is considered an engineering wonder? 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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