Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week on Cee’s Photography at http://ceenphotography.com/2014/02/11/cees-fun-foto-challenge-large-subjects-2/ is Large Subjects.
There may be larger buildings, fountains and monuments in the world but these are some of the largest that I’ve seen.
When it opened in 1930 The Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago was said to be the largest building in the world. With 4,000,000 square feet of floor space, The Mart was so large that up until 2008 it even had its own postal ZIP code.
The Ferris Wheel on Navy Pier in Chicago is 150 feet tall and has 40 gondolas seating up to six passengers. It was modeled after the fist Ferris wheel constructed for Chicago’s 1893 World Columbian Exposition where it was the largest attraction standing some 264 feet tall.
Sears Tower, or Willis Tower as it is now called, was once the tallest building in the world, reaching 1,451 feet into the sky. It no longer holds that distinction and is now only the eighth tallest but it still looms large over the Chicago skyline.
Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park is still one of the largest fountains in the world. Dedicated in 1927, the fountain is in operation from mid-April to mid-October and draws many visitors. After dusk the water shows, which occur every hour on the hour, are choreographed with lights and music.
The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in downtown Indianapolis towers 284 feet over Monument Circle. There is an observation deck at the top of the monument which you can reach by climbing 331 steps or paying $2 to ride in the elevator.