$5 Mill Memorial project to the famous Daniel Burnham. The master and commander of the Chicago's World's Fair Design & Development with his partner John Root. A great book for those that love history is "A Devil in a White City". The story is a true life biography of all the events (tragedy, murder and mayhem) the ensue around trying to get the World's Fair up and running. There wouldn't be enough room to write about how powerful this moment in time really was and all the pain and suffering that all these men (yes, at that time men were the focus) had to go through to create such a Gorgeous Exposition.
This was what technological revolution really symbolized with the new World and development. A definite must read on all the major players that helped to shape the America that we now live in.