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A Century of Progress
Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, Illinois

The exhibition “A Century of Progress: Architecture and Chicago's 1933-34 World's Fair” consists of 14 tightly grouped plywood kiosks that echo the fair's asymmetrical arrangement, its emphasis on verticality (a shift from the mostly horizontal White City of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893) and the fair's reliance on now-commonplace (then revolutionary) materials such as modular plywood sheeting. One of the exhibition kiosks is clad in cork to allow visitors of both the World’s Fair (1933-34) and this exhibition (2004) to leave notes about their remembrances of Fair experiences.