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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 1, Landscape of Regret Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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Part 1, Landscape of Regret Summary

The New York architects arrived in Chicago, as well as the architects from Boston and Kansas City. They all met with the Exposition's Committee to discuss the design and challenges of the Exposition. The Chicagoans wanted to show the Eastern architects that they could compete with the elite in architecture and wanted the Exposition to be more than cows and pigs. Once all the ideas were presented, the architects unofficially agreed that what they were proposing could not be achieved in the short amount of time that was left until opening day of the Exposition.

Part 1, Landscape of Regret Analysis

This chapter foreshadows some of the troubles that will plague Daniel Burnham and the Exposition. It also foreshadows the fact that no matter how hard Chicago tries, they will always be considered a country town and second-best...

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