The suspected intentional destruction of the historical structures under the disguise of the World Expositions and Exhibitions

1908: National Exposition of Brazil at Rio de Janeiro

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Brazil planned the 1908 National Exposition on Rio de Janiero's Praia Vermelha at a time when hosting a large exposition was a necessary rite of passage for a nation, to prove itself on the international stage. The exposition honoured the centennial anniversary of the opening of Portuguese...

1901-1902 Charleston West Indian Exposition

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So far, from what I can find The Cotton Palace also served as a Civil War prison for Union prisoners. The thing is, can NOT find much material on the place, it's crazy! For as extensive, amazing and comprehensively fabulous a piece of architecture and engineering it was for the time- not-much...

Documentary: 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago

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For those interested, this is going to be a real treat. I thought I knew a few things about the Chicago Expo of 1893, but the contents of the presented documentary are ridiculously amazing in their mockery of our historical perception. It's like the narrator is saying that they know that some of...

1885 Industrial Exposition Building in Minneapolis

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The exterior walls were masonry and the interior had metal support structures. The building's capacity was estimated at between 11,000 and 15,000. The entire building was completed in just over three months: the cornerstone was laid on April 29, 1886 and the building was finished on August 3. On...

USA: 1850-1915 Expositions, Exhibitions, Centennials, Jubilees, etc

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Little did we know about these American Expositions. Apparently there were hundreds of those, with architecture as elaborate as our famous Chicago Fair of 1893. I kept on running into multiple off the wall expos, that somehow managed to stay out of sight. This investigative direction is getting...

World Expositions: Phenomenal Attendance?

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This thread is not about Exposition Architecture, but rather about some phenomenal attendance numbers as they pertain to the pre-commercial flight era World Fairs (Expositions, Exhibitions, Centennials, Jubilees, etc). I will allow the reader to make any appropriate conclusions on the matter...

1876: Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia

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More than 200 buildings were constructed within the Exposition's grounds, which were surrounded by a fence nearly three miles long. There were five main buildings in the exhibition. They were the Main Exhibition Building, Memorial Hall, Machinery Hall, Agricultural Hall, and Horticultural Hall...

1898 and 1899: Trans-Mississippi and Greater America Expositions in Omaha

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Here we have another one of those Expos allegedly made out of horse hair and plaster. I suggest we look into this Expo, analyze available construction photographs, the crowds, the exhibits, etc. May be, in the process, we could develop some sort of an opinion on what this next "build to destroy"...

1901: Pan Am Buffalo and why these Pan Ams were as insane as they look

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Everyone seems to ignore Buffalo's magnificent pan am of 1901. Full of electricity, the grossly infatuated architecture and street thugs taboot. What I just wanted to mention (this is my first post here, thanks for having me)... I think this idea that Pan Ams were partly used to set up the...

1904: the destruction of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in Saint Louis

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The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition of the Louisiana territory by the United States from France in 1803. The U.S. paid fifty million francs and a cancellation of debts worth eighteen million francs for a total of sixty-eight million francs. The Louisiana territory included land from...

1893: the destruction of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago

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The World's Columbian Exposition was a world's fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492. Not to be confused with the "A Century of Progress International Exposition" 30 years later also known as the...

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