Contest #586: Midway Plaisance, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Location of first Ferris Wheel)

The World Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 celebrated the 400th anniversary of the Columbus’ landing in the New World. For the fair, George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. created an attraction unlike anything the world have ever seen.

This Gizmodo article has a ton of information about both the creation and destruction of the wheel. It is a very interesting read.

Suffice to say that the building of the world’s first Ferris Wheel was gargantuan task. It involved engineering and building techniques never before used or even thought of.

Those who found the site despite the themed piece being non-existant included:

  • Paul Voestermans
  • hhgygy
  • AVE.C@ES.AR
  • Martin de Bock
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano
  • Walter_V_R
  • Rodrigo Jurado

After the hint:

  • HILDE LAMBIER
  • rob de wolff

Contest #585 – La Grande Roue d’Alger, Algers, Algeria

The tallest Ferris wheel on the African continent, La Grande Roue d’Alger opened in 2017.

With a great view of the coast, the wheel has 27 cabins, including a “VIP” cabin that includes a snack and drink and apparently has a TV.

Those who found this included:

  • Walter_V_R
  • Phil Ower
  • hhgygy
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Garfield
  • AVE.C@ES.AR
  • Eloy Cano
  • Martin de Bock
  • Lighthouse
  • Rodrigo Jurado
  • Yakubi Dergahi

and after the hint:

  • CalebD