Chicago has always had a pioneering spirit that marks it apart from other cities in the United States.
That spirit was embraced by its citizens in the pursuit of making their city or their lives better - by fair or foul means.
The home of the world's first skyscrapers and notorious gangsters such as Al Capone - Chicago has a fascinating history that has shaped the city into what it is today.
This "most American" of American cities has something to tempt even the most cynical traveler. Booked.net can help you get there, from a room in a cheap Chicago hotel to luxury accommodation. Booked.net has all the information on hotels in Chicago you need to enjoy what this city has to offer, from the facilities available to photos, maps, and secure reservation forms to book your stay.
The largest city in Illinois and third largest in the United States, it experienced some of the fastest population growth in the world after it was founded in 1833, and has grown to become to a global financial hub.
Chicago constructed the world's first skyscraper, the Home Insurance Building in 1885, the 1920s brought notoriety with gangsters, including Capone battling each other and law enforcement on the city streets during prohibition.
The two tallest buildings in the United States can be found in Chicago. Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) and Trump International Hotel and Tower.
Other notable buildings include;
- The Chicago Board of Trade
- 35 East Wacker
- The Fine Arts Building
- The Chicago Building
- The Mies van der Rohe designed 860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments
The home of blues and jazz, Chicago is one of the world's great cities, and yet the metropolitan luxuries of theater, shopping, and fine dining have not put a dent in the Midwestern attitude and friendliness. It's a city with a swagger, but with enough all-American niceties to make any visitor feel at home.
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