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Skyline of Chicago from Ferris Wheel on the pier in Chicago, USA. George W. Ferris built the Ferris Wheel for the 1893 World's Fair, which was held in Chicago to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus's landing in America. The Chicago Fair's organizers wanted something that would rival the Eiffel Tower. Gustave Eiffel had built the tower for the Paris World's Fair of 1889, which honored the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution..Copyright: Helen Atkinson 2008 +447976265253