Background of the Chicago's World Fair

The Chicago's World Fair was also known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. It was also called "the most famous fair ever held on American soil". The city built a bunch of buildings for the expositon and cost a ton of money. The common people came to explore all the sites of the fair. Chicago was not expected to get the next world fair but they raised more then 10 million dollars and the U.S Congress was impressed. The World's Fair occupied more then 600 acres. They routinely told visitors that Chicago was the exhibit itself not the fair. The Congress granted the Columbian Expostion to Chicago. In three years they changed the Jackson Park Area into a state of the art international city. Frederick Law Olmstead ( one of the most famous architects of that time) was put in charge of all the building along with Daniel Burnham. The building were made out of steel frames and the frames were covered with white plaster, and it became known as "the white city" because of that plaster. It was built along lagoons, and parks and promenades that were wide.