World's Fair

November 13, 2010, 5am PST
Hollywood producers are planning a film version of the Chicago-focused book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic And Madness At The Fair That Changed America.
Deadline New York
August 13, 2009, 3am PDT
Iconic Olympic venues may not be the best take-away from next Winter's games in Vancouver. The real benefit for the city may be its new rapid transit line, according to this article.
USA Today
April 19, 2009, 1pm PDT
A 1999 law forbids the State Department from funding pavilions at international expositions. Fred Bernstein argues that the law is misguided, and should be changed before the next year's World's Fair in Shanghai.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 20, 2008, 1pm PDT
Broad redevelopment plans have been approved for Seattle Center, the public gathering place first built in 1962 for the World's Fair.
The Seattle Times
Blog post
January 11, 2008, 6am PST

The Wacker’s Manual of the Plan of Chicago: Municipal Economy, first written in 1911 as a way to educate Chicago students about the City’s Plan of 1909, provides remarkable insight into America’s diminished socio-cultural ambitions.

 

Mike Lydon