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Chicago, the birthplace of the modern skyscraper is still a trendsetter in urban architecture and a must for people interested in 20th century urban architecture.
But the Windy City offers a lot more than architecture alone: it is a bustling city, with a vibrant nightlife and plenty of great museums.
It is also a great city to live in, particularly the northern part which has a lively atmosphere and even nice beaches.
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Cloud Gate is a modern public sculpture officially unveiled in May 2006 at Millennium Park. Thanks to its reflective material and intriguing shape it became one of the most photographed attractions in Chicago.
Michigan Avenue Bridge is the most famous of Chicago's many bridges. The bascule bridge was built between 1917 and 1920, connecting South and North Michigan Avenue across the Chicago river.
Chicago's architecture is world famous. The city is a showcase of 20th century high-rise architecture. The Sears Tower, for a long time the tallest tower in the world is just one of the many examples.
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