1904 World's Fair St. Louis

The Ferris wheel designed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It was transported to the 1904 St Louis World's Fair grounds by rail, and demolished at the end of the fair. The whereabouts of the ginormous axle are unknown to this day.

Thomas Edison was head electrical supervisor of course

It's amazing to think that all of this was temporary, lasting only the duration of the fair


Jon Russell said...

man... as cool as these world fairs were, they wasted so much money and material...

Borka Schwarzer said...

Those fairs were so cool! I was amazed by their scale! I wish I could visit one.