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The Transportation Building was designed by Louis Sullivan, of Chicago. Sullivan did not approve of the neoclassical style that dominated the look of the fair buildings; he felt that buildings should reflect the modern look of the industrial age instead of ancient styles. He designed the Transportation Building in a style similar to Art Deco, a style that would become popular in the 1920s and 30s.

Harrison, Thomas. A Trip Through the Columbian Exposition With a Camera. Chicago: Globe Lithographing and Printing Co., 1893. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without permission.

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