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The Ferris Wheel

From Bombs and Bones: George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. (14 Feb. 1859-22 Nov. 1896) When Daniel H. Burnham, chief of construction for the World’s Columbian Exposition, challenged the civil engineers of the country to produce something to rival the Eiffel Tower of the Paris Exposition, Ferris’s imagination was fired, and in an effort to achieve […]