Model, scale model of Travel and Transport Building at the A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933. Aluminum, wood, and glass. Chicago, Illinois. Gift of the Evanston Historical Society. 1978.46d
Model of Travel and Transport Building, Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-34
Model of the Travel and Transport Building. Physical building designed by Edward H. Bennett, John Holabird, and Hubert Burnham.
A representational model, the Travel and Transport Building, designed by Edward H. Bennett, John Holabird, and Hubert Burnham, featured a domed roof attached to the building's 12 exterior towers by cables and suspended 125 feet above the ground. The design allowed the roof to expand and contract with temperature changes and provided clear, unobstructed exhibit space inside since load-bearing columns were not required to support the structure. The Travel and Transport Building was one of the first structures constructed by fair planners, and the lease of its exhibit space provided funds that allowed them to continue developing the fair.