was founded due to the fact that there was an easy link
point between the Chicago River and the Des Plaines
River. The spot was well known for a century before
Jean Baptiste Point Sable, a black man possibly of Haitian
origin, set up a trading post at the mouth of the river.
its distinctive shape and colour, this 100 story building
is easily on of the largest in the world. Designed by
the engineer Fazlur Kahn and architect Bruce Graham,
the building was completed in 1969 and was given a unique
design, with X-braces serving both reinforce the building
Chicago Navy Pier is a large pier on Lake Michigan near
a neighbourhood known as Streeterville. Finished in 1916,
it was originally called the Chicago Municipal Pier. At
the time of its construction it was the world's largest
pier, being 292 ft wide and 3000ft long. MORE...
Shedd Aquarium is located on Chicago's Museum Campus.
Built in 1929, it was given as a gift to the city of Chicago,
so that citizens and visitors alike would have a place
to view marine life. One of the first inland aquariums
in the world. MORE...
gothic style Tribune Tower serves not only as the Tribune
Corporation’s headquarters, but the jewel in its
architectural crown. Its builders selected by contest,
the Tribune Tower serves as a tourist attraction for many
of Chicago’s visitors. MORE...
the year 1871 the City of Chicago experience a fire that
made 90000 people homeless. Before the fire the city was
made of a mishmash of wooden houses, which had been hastily
thrown up to make room for the new immigrants. After the
fire, the only thing that remained was the water tower.
story that involves the Wriggly Building has to start
with an introduction of the company that built it. William
Wrigley, Jr. founded the Wrigley Company in 1891. He
started out selling things like soap and baking powder.
In 1892 the company started making chewing gum. MORE... |
the moniker “The Friendly Confines”, Wriggly
field is the third-smallest ballpark being used in North
America. Soon to celebrate its 100th Birthday, the field
has a capacity of just under 40,000 and is the second
oldest major league ballpark currently in use. MORE... |
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