Chicago Architecture Tourism

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Chicago is unquestionably one of the most architecturally impressive cities in the United States. A mix of old and new, contemporary and classical, and multiple aesthetic styles make the Chicago skyline an impressive display of architectural variety. Fortunately for visitors interested in learning more about the history of architectural design in the Windy City, there are plenty of Chicago attractions to choose from that can tell you all about how Chicago architecture shaped the city into what it is today. While New York gets a lot of credit for its tall buildings and recognizable skyline, Chicago is the acknowledged home of the skyscraper. The Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) is one of the first skyscrapers to be built in the US, and was once the tallest building in the world. While it’s now surpassed by a few others – currently, the tallest building is the massive Burj … [Read more...]

Things to do in Chicago 4th of July

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Although it might be known as the Second City, Chicago is certainly a first-rate place to spend the 4th of July. Known for hot dogs, deep-dish pizza and its loyal sports fans, there’s a lot more to do than simply getting great food and catching a ballgame. All of the great Chicago Attractions that the city has to offer are sure to keep you entertained on Independence Day. One of the city’s best attractions is the Shedd Aquarium. Shedd was the first inland aquarium with a permanent saltwater collection and the millions of gallons of water that fill its tanks were shipped by rail from Florida. A national historic landmark, the Shedd Aquarium has been restored and updated many times since it first opened in 1930 and it continues to set new standards for the zoo and aquarium community. There are tons of cool exhibits to investigate including Waters of the World, Great Lakes, … [Read more...]