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Panoramic night view of Chicago - Photo: Lol19
Panoramic night view of Chicago - Photo: Lol19

Third largest city in the United States of America, located in the State of Illinois, at the southwest end of Lake Michigan, around the Chicago River and cut at the south end by the Calumet River. Given its central position on the American map, it has been a strong commercial, industrial, road and port hub since the mid-XNUMXth century. 

The city of Chicago is the second largest financial center in the United States, behind New York City, and the second largest industrial center in the country, behind the metropolitan area of ​​Los Angeles. Its stock exchange, the Chicago Stock Exchange, is the third busiest in the country (behind the New York Stock Exchange, and Nasdaq).

The city's architecture is one of the most influential in the world, since the end of the 1871th century, as a pioneer in the construction of the world's first skyscrapers. This tradition dates back to XNUMX, when much of the city had been destroyed in the Great Fire of Chicago. The architects and engineers who worked on the reconstruction of the city removed the foundations and walls made of stone, to make room for the new buildings. The first was the Home Insurance Building, with its ten floors.

In 1973, the Sears Tower was opened in the city, and was the tallest building in the world until 1998. The mixture of its modern streets and architecture, beaches, the fresh waters of its lakes and rivers, as well as its traditional and notorious multicultural neighborhoods all over the city make it the third most populated city in the United States, a special place that anyone who visits it will fall in love with.

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