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Top 10 places in Chicago
Our app features the history of 55 monuments and great sites including places to discover Chicago. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Chicago
Both skyscrapers are very original and were built between 1959 and 1964 along the Chicago River. They were designed by Bertrand Goldberg. The occupied parts look like two corncobs and they are preceded by a helical ramp where cars can park. They are 179-m high and have 61 floors where you can find... Read more
This library has a postmodernist design: a reaction against modernist architecture which advocated absolute simplicity and a rational style, often copied from structural engineers who built factories, ships and grain silos. Once again, postmodernist architects made use of ornamentation, reference... Read more
This 527- m high skyscraper (including the antenna, actually it is 442 m) was designed by Bruce Graham within two years, between 1971 and 1973. It has 110 floors and 104 lifts! It was initially built for the Sears Corporation, a retail company with 350,000 employees: Sears wanted to put all of its... Read more
It is made of two buildings. The first has 30 floors (130 m) and dates back to 1921; for the top of it, the architect was inspired by the Giralda from Seville. Whereas the details of the facade were inspired by the French Renaissance. The second building, which is connected to the first by two... Read more
The Chicago Stock Exchange was established in 1848 and brought together sellers and buyers in one place. Nowadays, things have changed and we are no longer dealing with goods but shares; it is interesting to see how the stock market works: brokers moving around and using sign language to... Read more
This 1-kilometer long pier was built between 1914 and 1916 to accommodate the large merchant ships that used to ply Lake Michigan, as well as those offering trips on the lake. The last section of the pier was transformed into an amusement park for the population. This construction was part of ... Read more
This ensemble was built on the plans of Frank Gehry between 1999 and 2004. It is made of a stainless steel music pavilion, designed so that the acoustics reproduces as closely as possible that of a concert hall. Consequently, whether the public is sitting in a lecture hall or on the huge lawn they... Read more
It is the largest public park in the city: an area of ??nearly 500 hectares stretching along Lake Michigan over 11 km. A small park already existed and was significantly expanded following the Burnham Development Plan for the town of Chicago (1909). It now provides many activities.... Read more
This sculpture is the work of Anish Kapoor; he built it between 2004 and 2006. It represents a drop of mercury; he encountered several problems while making it. First of all, it weighs 100 tons and since as it is placed on the roof of Park Grill, storing it required very great care. Secondly, there... Read more
The Millennium Park was built between 1999 and 2004; it is part of Grant Park. It is rectangular and includes the " Pritzker Music Pavilion ", the " Harris Theater " for concerts and the " Crown Fountain," a fountain that does not fit into classical patterns. There is also the " Gateway BP" with... Read more
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