Download PDF by Richard G. Weingardt: Circles in the Sky: The Life and Times of George Ferris

By Richard G. Weingardt

ISBN-10: 0784410100

ISBN-13: 9780784410103

in the summertime of 1893, on the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, an engineering surprise used to be unveiled and instantly captured the world's recognition. It was once a towering, web-like large wheel, status upright and rotating excessive above town. a number of tales taller than any present American construction, the Ferris Wheel carried adventure-seeking passengers to the dizzying top of 264 ft and supplied panoramic perspectives by no means ahead of attainable. George W. G. Ferris Jr. and his wheel helped usher America—eager to spot itself with ingenuity, entrepreneurialism, and innovation—into the twentieth century. but the very wheel that got here to outline George Ferris in spite of everything ate up him, leaving him ruined.

This booklet is the 1st full-length biography of George Ferris. He used to be a civil engineer, an inventor, and a pioneer for his improvement of structural metal in bridge development. Circles within the Sky chronicles the lifetime of the guy liable for growing, designing, and development the Ferris Wheel, the single constitution of its time to rival the Eiffel Tower. it truly is, even as, the tale of the Ferris extended family, one of many nation's oldest and so much attention-grabbing families.

The London Eye, erected in 1999 to welcome the recent millennium, the famous person of Nanchang, and so much lately, the Singapore Flyer, have revived our love affair with Ferris wheels. Circles within the Sky will enchant somebody drawn to engineering marvels, background, and the Ferris wheel, which reminds us that the USA was once equipped by way of dreamers and innovators similar to George W. G. Ferris Jr.

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