Electric Tower at Pan American Exposition (Vertical Pan)

Electric Tower at Pan American Exposition (Vertical Pan)
Clip: 493570_1_1
Year Shot: 1901 (Actual Year)
Audio: No
Video: B/W
Tape Master: 1151
Original Film: H7634
Location: Buffalo, NY, USA
Timecode: 00:32:37 - 00:34:00

PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE ELECTRIC TOWER FROM A BALLOON. "Balloon camera" not aimed downward but sideways whilst riding up and down in the balloon beside the famous 375 ft Electric Tower, the centerpiece of the Pan-American Exposition. Shot starts at the base of the tower where 2 colonnades attached to the square tower form a large semi-circle space opening toward the Court of Fountains; in fact a great gush of water comes right out of the base of the tower itself, spiling down into a pool w/ other fountains. Pan up the side of the Tower decorated with elaborate lattice work patterns. On the very tgop therer is a cupola with a statue of a winged "Goddess of Light" perched on top. Then camera again descends slowly to the base; there are a few visitors to the fair passing by. NOTE: The entire framework is of steel and was the design of architect Howard Cobb of New York. Unfortunately we can't see the color scheme - -a creme white, trimmed in blue and gold- -or the effect when it was brightly lit with electric lights at night.