chicago

The Windy City

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welcome to the most beautiful city of The States

  • 237 square miles of land
  • An estimated 2,695,598 residents
  • Dozens of cultural institutions, historical sites and museums
  • More than 200 theaters
  • Nearly 200 art galleries
  • More than 7,300 restaurants
  • 77 community areas containing more than 100 neighborhoods
  • 26 miles of lakefront
  • 15 miles of bathing beaches
  • 36 annual parades
  • 19 miles of lakefront bicycle paths
  • 552 parks

the city filmed by a drone

Chicago: A Bird's-Eye View Part IV - Chiberia in 4K UHD
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chicago curency

Chicago has the third largest gross metropolitan product in the United States—about $547 billion according to 2012 estimates. Only the urban agglomerations of New York City and Los Angeles are larger. The city has also been rated as having the most balanced economy in the United States, Chicago was named the fourth most important business center in the world

history

8-10 October 1871 a large part of the city was destroyed by fire. Of the then 300,000 people hit a third homeless. The number of deaths was given the enormity of the fire along, it was between 200 and 300.

Chicago reconstruction brought a revolution in architecture produced. The invention of the elevator and the electricity made it possible to design office buildings over eight storeys. Furiously experimented with constructions of cast iron columns and steel beams of steel frame and concrete skeleton.

At 1-4 May 1886, there were serious tensions between the unions and the police which led to the Haymarket Riot. In these riots a bomb was thrown, and the leaders of the industrial action were arrested and convicted, executed some of them, although there was no evidence of their involvement.

In 1893, Chicago was the scene of the World, which was repeated in 1933.

Chicago was once the largest public transport network in the United States. In the beginning of 20th century, the reason there are more than 3000 trams over more than 1000 miles of tracks. After major mergers between public transport in the city, the CTA was founded, the Chicago Transit Authority

what you can see in Chicago

the map of Chicago

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Rules on the road

Famous people

films & filmlocations from chicago

good hotels!

What is the best hotel in Chicago IL? Top 3 best Chicago hotels as voted by travelers