1933: Endless Chain of Cars Amanda July 5, 2012 1930-1939, Transport 4 CommentsFavourited 1630 times Add to favourites Sources: Hedrich Blessing / Illinois Digital Archives 4 Responses Truck Drivers School July 5, 2012 Awesome! They had cool things even back in the day.. I wish they had World Fairs like that now Reply Sir Ray July 6, 2012 The display may not have actually moved like the 1933 veresion, but apparently there was a display of autos in a similar “glass” tower in Chicago relatively recently: http://www.autoblog.com/2006/12/22/chicago-area-volvo-dealer-gets-car-tower/ “PRESS RELEASE: Volvo of Oak Park Reveals Chicago’s First Glass Tower of Cars IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Last week, Chicago VIPs gathered at Volvo of Oak Park for a dazzling celebration to introduce the area’s newest architectural landmark, visible from the Eisenhower Expressway. Spotlights lit up Chicago’s first-ever tower of cars, a vertical showcase displaying seven Volvos in glass cases stacked on top of one another.” Considering the Volvo display was in 2006…I guess Volvo was only 73 years too late to be the “First Chicago Glass Tower of Cars” Reply John R. July 6, 2012 Not sure I understand … when a car gets to the top, does it move over and then descend? In other words, is it a continuous “chain” with two columns of cars next to each other, one ascending and one descending? I *think* I see only one column in the photo, but I can’t be sure. Reply Kemonojin August 24, 2012 The bottom picture shows a car about half the height of a nearby door off the ground, so I think it’s more just ‘goes up and down’ about the height of the bottom building. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.