The organizers received a lot of responses, but almost all of them were unoriginal — basically it was proposed to build a higher tower. Even Alexander Gustave Eiffel sent his project, which again was limited to the construction higher than the Parisian tower (Burnham received several dozen letters of protest from leading American engineers, perturbed by such unpatriotic approach).
Young engineer George Ferris came up with the idea. Considering various projects, one day during a dinner with colleagues he remembered the wheels of water mills, which saw growing on the Carson river in Nevada. By the end of dinner he was drawing on napkins sketches a giant Ferris wheel with cabins for visitors. Most of his colleagues found the project to be absolutely impossible, but Ferris was persistent. He spent $25 000 of their own funds (at that time a lot of money) for the creation of drawings and the development of precise specifications of structures, and finally, on November 29, 1892, the administration of the exhibition agreed. However, with one condition — unlike the Eiffel tower, whose construction was partially financed by the French government, and Ferris had to find the money to build the wheels (and he succeeded). In addition, the construction was given only 22 weeks (and during golodnostepskiy winter). Continue reading
Amusement, Fair, Ride the Ferris wheel
If you dream you saw a colorful Fair, Horoscopes foretell That your life will soon be filled with financial prosperity, And you will learn What is the support of real friends. But if at the Fair you have visited some kind of Attraction, for Example, a Ferris Wheel, Horoscopes claim That you, most Likely not enough fresh impressions and bright emotions in reality.
To dream of the fair, to Visit the bustling, Colourful fair – get the best business proposal; manage to get rich somehow non-standard way; otherwise, the help and support of loyal friends and companions.
The fair is traditionally stands for a very positive way. The Fair, Seen in a dream, it Promises success in financial matters. This is a very old interpretation, When the Fair had United people from different social strata and classes. Probably, you have much to gain (earn good money) through close contact with some adventurous people.
To dream of ruined, Empty, Deserted fair – will suffer from their own carelessness and negligence.
Empty Fair, Seen in a dream Shall be your first warning – in the near future do not hurry to entrust the conduct of their Affairs unfamiliar or questionable people. Continue reading
If we decide to still do mass amusements, it is unlikely that we will go around the roller coaster.
Moreover — “all is already stolen to us” (that is, invented to popdance) and the exact date when slides cannot be specified. I mean — you can only track the birth of a classical slides, with carriages on rollers and steep trajectories. Did the Americans in 1927, an attraction called “Cyclone” and was built in new York at Coney island. It’s interesting that it works still, what got in the national Register of historic places of America…
“Cyclone” built of wood that popdance very reasonable. However, from the standpoint of modern man it has a peculiarity — he never extreme. Well, that is so-so, well slide some. People go there as a historical celebrity. On the other hand, at the time of construction it was just extreme. Extremely popular. 25 cents for the trip — it was a lot, but the queues were long.
But “Cyclone” were built in the place of another — “Switchback Railway,” which was just a simple slope irregularities, was built in 1884, cost of tripper 5 cents and was also popular.Trailers, it went just under the force of gravity and just the rails, there were no modern clips that hold the under side slopes. In fact, the extremum it was no more than the carousel. Continue reading