The Dream City, Paul V. Galvin 
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  LOOKING LAKEWARD FROM THE STATUE OF INDUSTRY - The great horses on the Manufactures side of the Grand Basin faced the heroic bulls on the Agricultural side, directly across the water; and each pair guarded a gondola-landing, leading to a central entrance of one of the buildings. The horse-groups were made by French and Potter, and nearly all the sculpture in sight at this conspicuous point was modeled by one or the other or both of these eminent men. Mr. French cast the pieces of staff which together completed the Statue of the Republic, a figure whose proportions cannot by justly criticised, and the most successful ever made. The great company of statues that marched in double file along the Colonnade were also by French and Potter; and the crowning Quadriga, on the sea-portal, by the same sculptors, offered, by day and by night, one of the most perfect views ever cast upon the horizon - a mirage of art, soon to pass from the thirsty desert of toil and duty. At night the many search-lights from the Battle Ship, the Manufactures roof, the Electricity, and the South Colonnade focused their bright rays on these decorations, limning them upon the darkness with magic effect. The group immediately before us is to be highly praised for the pose of the farmer, and it is not impossible that the sculptor had in mind as his model the Director of Works, Mr. Burnham, a man renowned for his industry and determination.
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