The first Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Opened to the public on June 21, 1893, with a height of 264 feet, it was intended to rival the 1,063 foot Eiffel Tower, which was the centerpiece of the 1889 Paris Exposition.
The Navy Pier Ferris Wheel in Chicago stands at 150 feet, while the tallest Ferris Wheel in the world, in Singapore, called the 'Singapore Flyer' is 541 feet tall.
Can you imagine? We were scared on this small one at The Navy Pier!
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