chicago
Country : United States
Currency : US Dollar (USD)
Language : English
Population
City: 2 896 016 (2000)
Metro: 9 157 540 (2000)
Time
Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
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Chicago
closeChicago, 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, especially the northern part which has a lively atmosphere and even nice beaches.
Random Chicago Highlights
John Hancock Center, Chicago
One of the most famous skyscrapers in Chicago is the John Hancock Center. The 100 story tower was built in 1969. The innovative structural design by Fazlur Kahn results in a visually imposing tower.
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
The Museum of Science and Industry is housed in a magnificent Beaux-Arts building designed as the Palace of Fine Arts for the 1893 World Columbian Exposition.
Riverwalk, Chicago
The riverwalk is a public walkway that stretches along the banks of the Chicago River. Originally envisioned in 1909, the walkway only started to take shape about 100 years later and continues to be expanded.
Sears Tower, Chicago
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.

Random Chicago Tours & Activities
Chicago Walking Tour: Tiffany Art Glass Landmarks, Chicago
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$27.99
Chicago South Side Tour with Optional River Cruise , Chicago
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$28.00
Chicago Southside Neighborhoods Bicycle Tour, Chicago
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$53.96
Chicago Pizza Walking Tour, Chicago
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$45.00



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