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Chicago The birthplace of the modern skyscraper
Country : United States Currency : US Dollar (USD) Language : English Population City: 2 722 398 (2014) Metro: 9 554 598 (2014) Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST) Some Chicago Facts
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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. The birthplace of the modern skyscraper
Chicago Temple Building This 21-story office tower is home to the First United Methodist Church of Chicago. The tower is topped by an 8-story gothic spire. It was Chicago's tallest building when it was completed in 1923.
Prairie Avenue 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.
Lake Point Tower Lake Point Tower is one of Chicago's unique skyscrapers. Its distinct shape and location make it a remarkable landmark. Its design was futuristic at the time and even today the 1960s tower still looks modern.
Auditorium Building This 19th century building designed by Adler & Sullivan was multi-functional, with a hotel, theater and offices. Its magnificent theater, a specialty of the architectural firm, is especially noteworthy.
A great city to live in It is also a great city to live in, particularly the northern part which has a lively atmosphere and even nice beaches.
Flowing through downtown Chicago, the river that bears the name of the city has an interesting history. Once a corridor of commercial activity, the river has been transformed into a recreational area with sightseeing boats and kayaks. Along the banks are pedestrian friendly promenades lined with café's and eateries. Chicago River
Buckingham Fountain The Buckingham Fountain is one of Chicago's best known sights, and rightly so. It is a beautiful fountain, especially at night when it is illuminated with constantly changing colors.
Tribune Tower 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.
Marina City Marina City consists of two identical cylindrical towers, located near the Chicago river. It is a complex conceived as a city in a city, offering recreation facilities, banks, theater, etc.
The Museum of Science and Industry is one of the most popular museums in the United States. It covers diverse areas like energy, the environment, the human body, space exploration and transportation. It is located in the South Side, not far from the University of Chicago. Museum of Science and Industry
Sears Tower 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.
University of Chicago The campus of the University of Chicago is home to a number of noteworthy historic and modern buildings. Besides architecture, there's also art to discover in the university's interesting museums.
Field Museum of Natural History
Chicago History Museum
Auditorium Building, Navy Pier
Chapel House at University of Chicago
Two Prudential Plaza
Lincoln Memorial, Lincoln Park
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