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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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Chicago's grand railway station was built in 1925 after twelve years of construction. The building's large waiting room, known as the 'Great Hall', evokes the golden era of railroads.
The Chicago old watertower was built in 1869. It is one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire. The tower was selected as the first American Water Landmark.
The Crown fountain is a modern fountain, unveiled in 2004 in Chicago's Millennium Park. The fountain consists of two glass towers illuminated by LED displays that show faces of Chicagoans.
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