A Century of Progress International Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair, was a World's Fair held in the city of Chicago, Illinois, United States from 1933 to 1934. The fair, registered under the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), celebrated the city's centennial.
- 172 hectares (430 acres)
- Lakefront, Northerly Island
- United States
The Homes of Tomorrow Exhibition was part of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. The Fair's theme that year was a Century of Progress, and celebrated man's innovations in architecture, science, technology and transportation.
Chicago World's Fair may refer to: World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 Century of Progress Exposition of 1933 This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Chicago World's Fair.
The world expositions of 1851 London, 1853 New York, 1862 London, 1876 Philadelphia, 1889 Paris, 1893 Chicago, 1897 Brussels, 1900 Paris, 1904 St. Louis, 1915 San Francisco, and 1933–34 Chicago were notable in this respect.
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The Sky Ride was an attraction built for the Century of Progress 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, Illinois. It was a transporter bridge (with a design similar to an aerial tramway or gondola lift) designed by the bridge engineering firm Robinson & Steinman that ferried people across the lagoon, Burnham Harbor, in the center of the fair.
The official title of the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago was A Century of Progress International Exposition. The Fair was organized to mark Chicago's one hundred year anniversary.
The World's Columbian Exposition (the official shortened name for the World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair) was a world's fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the New World in 1492.
- 690 acres (280 hectares)
- Historical Expo
- Universal exposition
- World's Columbian Exposition
Background. Chicago had twice before hosted major worlds fairs, the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 and Century of Progress from 1933 through 1934. The first of these predated the establishment of the Bureau International des Expositions, a sanctioning body for official worlds expositions, while the latter was formally sanctioned by it.