|More Roman than American, Burnham's Classical Revival buildings embraced Olmstead's grand lagoon with its mindboggling array of fountains, columns, and statuary, which nonetheless, attracted more than 27-million visitors.|
|The Chicago waterfront before Olmstead went to work on it.|
|The world's fair later came to occupy the lakeshore area center-right.|
|An impressive undertaking, even for today's high-tech world.|
|The men who made it happen.|
|What Burnham and Olmstead wrought. Never have two creative minds |
worked together so closely with such amazing results.
|Ferris' giant wheel under construction, 1892; completed only two weeks late.|
The exposition itself was six months late.
|The star attraction--the future is always|
more interesting than the past.
|Never before had a world's fair been so electrifying...or electrified. |
The fair required three times the power normally consumed by the city.