Excerpt from Authentic World's Columbian Exposition Album: Containing Official Designs and Description of the World's Columbian Exposition Buildings
The gem of the group of Exposition structures is the Administration Building. Its location, at the western end of the great court, makes it the most conspicuous building on the site, and the glitter of its great dome of gold will attract the gaze of all for miles around.
This magnificent building covers an area of 250 feet square, or 42 acres. In other dimensions it is as follows: Height of outer dome, 264 feet. Height of inner dome, 220 feet. Diameter of dome, 120 feet. The four pavilions are 84 feet square, and 65 feet high. The entrances are 50 feet high, and 50 feet wide. At the base of the dome, 130 feet from the ground, is a promenade gallery 20 feet wide and 40 feet high. The base of the dome is 30 feet high. The dome proper is 104 feet high. Cost, Material, feet of lum ber; pounds of structural steel.
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