Norman Bel Geddes Database
Job 182, Chicago World's Fair Illuminating Plan, 1929-1930
Summary: Harvey Wiley Corbett, chairman of the Architectural Commission of the Chicago World's Fair, hired Bel Geddes as the Consultant for Illumination for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. Geddes's designs include plans for both the grounds and specific buildings, including five sketches for transparent buildings. The fairgrounds were located on the shore of Lake Michigan, and Geddes also created plans for lighting on the water, including "great jets of steam with a play of colored lights" (Norman Bel Geddes, unpublished lighting plan, 1930, Norman Bel Geddes Papers, Harry Ransom Center).
Hunter Code: XH 3
Hunter Guide: page 249