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Google celebrates George Ferris’ 154th birthday and Valentine’s Day with a doodle

Written on:February 13, 2013
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February 14th, 2013, Google put a two-in-one doodle to honor George Ferris’s birthday and valentines day.Today’s doodle is an interactive one.It’s looking very cute.
If we click the love button we can see the animals falling in love with each other.

George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. was an American engineer.George Ferris is most famous for creating the original Ferris Wheel for the 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition.

George Ferris

Ferris began his career in the railroad industry and was interested in bridge building.He founded a company, G.W.G. Ferris & Co. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to test and inspect metals for railroads and bridge builders.

Few Screenshots from George Ferris’s Doodle:



About George Ferris’ Ferris Wheel:

Ferris Wheel, sometimes also referred to as the Chicago Wheel was the centerpiece of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.

Intended to rival the 1889 Paris Exposition’s 324-metre (1,063 ft) Eiffel Tower, the Ferris Wheel was the Columbian Exposition’s largest attraction, with a height of 80.4 metres (264 ft).

Ferris Wheel created by George Ferris

The Ferris Wheel was dismantled then rebuilt near Lincoln Park, Chicago, in 1895, and dismantled and rebuilt a third and final time for the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. It was demolished there in 1906.

 Dynamite was used to break through three-feet of frozen ground, to create a foundation for the wheel, during the construction of the wheel in Jackson Park during the winter of 1892. Jets of steam were used by workers to thaw dirt and prevent poured cement from freezing. Piles of timber were driven thirty-two feet underground, on top of which was laid a grillage of steel, filled with cement.
There were 36 passenger cars, each fitted with 40 revolving chairs and able to accommodate up to 60 people, giving a total capacity of 2,160.

The engine that would activate the wheel was fueled by steam boilers whose underground mains rushed steam to propel the pistons of its thousand-horsepower engines.

The Ferris Wheel took 20 minutes to make two revolutions, the first involving six stops to allow passengers to exit and enter and the second a nine-minute non-stop rotation, for which the ticket holder paid 50 cents.

It carried 2.5 million passengers before it was finally demolished in 1906

 
Watch below the video about Ferris Wheel.

And, click here to watch the entire Doodle as Video.

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