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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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The Magnificent Mile is Chicago's most fashionable street. The avenue is bordered by many great skyscrapers, including the John Hancock Tower and Wrigley building.
The Tribune Tower is one of the magnificent buildings bordering Chicago's Magnificent Mile. The neogothic tower has a collection of famous stones - including a moon rock.
The art institute of Chicago - both a school and a museum - is housed in a grand Beaux-Arts building which opened just in time for the 1893 Columbian Exhibition. A modern extension was added in 2009.
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