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.
Michigan Avenue Bridge, 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.
Merchandise Mart, Chicago
When the Merchandise Mart was constructed in 1931, it was the building with the largest floor area in the world. It held this title until 1941 when the Pentagon building in Washington, DC was completed.
Prairie Avenue Historic District, Chicago
The area known as the Prairie Avenue Historic District was once “the” place to live in Chicago, home to some of the city's richest inhabitants. A number of their grand residences survived demolition.




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