Chicago has its own soul and individuality. In this city, one can admire three different periods of the world's architecture simultaneously. We can ‘thank' for that the famous 1871 fire, which almost wiped Chicago off the face of the Earth. After the fire Chicago was built practically from scratch, making it possible to turn into reality the boldest architectural experiments of that time. First skyscrapers in the USA appeared in that very city: the land price was very high, so the city had no other choice but to grow up. Nowadays, Chicago takes second place by the number of skyscrapers in the USA. But Chicago is not just a city of skyscrapers. The main part of it consists of 2-3 story buildings including those of a completely classic style. There are beaches and parks, including famous Grant and Millennium Parks. The city sculptures are also representing in all genres of art from classics to high-tech. There are no words to describe the charm and splendor of Chicago — it is worth seeing. Turn on the sound on your desktop and hit the "slideshow" button. Hope you'll enjoy it!
Chicago from Above. Chicago, Illinois, USA. Aerial capture; Image available for print only