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The Manufactures Building was designed by George B. Post, of New York. At the time of the fair, this was the largest building in the world. It was 1,687 ft. by 787 ft. with about forty acres of floor space inside. It was covered by massive roof of iron and glass over 312 ft. high. The building could seat 300,000 people. That is about three times the size of the largest stadium in the U.S. today (12/2002).

Bancroft, Hubert Howe. The Book of the Fair. Chicago: The Bancroft Company, 1893. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without permission.

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