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Sky Ride

Identification

Sky Ride
1407379

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Structure in General

mast (framework)
demolished [destroyed]

Usages

observation

Facts

  • main attraction of the Century of Progress 1933 World's Fair
  • on the cable bridge electric powered self-propelled cabins capable of transporting 36 persons drove
  • each tower had 4 elevators capable of transporting 30 persons
  • each tower had an observation deck at the top
  • wo towers, interconnected by a cable bridge 66 metres above ground, in a distance of 564 metres
  • clearance of cable bridge: 58 metres
  • closed in November 1934
  • The western tower was demolished in 1935 using dynamite
  • The eastern tower was demolished on August 29, 1935 using thermite

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Location

Near South Side
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

628.00 ft
1932
2/2/1933

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Observation deck on roof
  • Observation floor is available
  • Skybridge link to next building
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