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Transcript of Chicago
Chicago is a city in the U.S. state of Illinois.
Interesting buildings in Chicago
Chicago style food
Chicago deep tunnel
Adriana Palos Pereira
Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States and the most populous city in the American Midwest.
Chicago, known colloquially as «Second City» or «Windy City», has the third-largest number of residents in the United States (with approximately 2.7 million residents), behind New York and L.A.
Seal of Illinois
The dates on the seal, 1818 and 1868 represent the year Illinois became a state and the year in which the Great Seal was redesigned by Sharon Tyndale.
Flag of Chicago
The three white stripes of the flag represent, from top to bottom, the North, West and South sides of the city.
The top blue stripe represents Lake Michigan and the North Branch of the Chicago River.
The bottom blue stripe represents the South Branch of the river and the Great Canal.
There are four red six-pointed stars on the center white stripe.
From left to right :
1º --Represents Fort Dearborn. --The original fort was destroyed following the Battle of Fort Dearborn in 1812, and a new fort was constructed on the same site in 1816.Its six points symbolize transportation, labor, commerce, finance, populousness, and salubrity.
2º --The second star stands for the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Its six points represent the virtues of religion, education, aesthetics, justice, beneficence, and civic pride.The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned from Sunday, October 8, to early Tuesday, October 10, 1871, killing hundreds and destroying about 3.3 square miles (9 km) in Chicago, Illinois.Though the fire was one of the largest U.S. disasters of the 19th century, the rebuilding that began helped develop Chicago as one of the most populous and economically important American cities.
3º --The third star symbolizes the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. Its six points stand for political entities Chicago has belonged to and the flags that have flown over the area: France 1693, Great Britain 1763, Virginia 1778, the Northwest Territory 1798, Indiana Territory 1802, and Illinois 1818.
4º --The fourth star represents the Century of Progress Exposition. A Century of Progress International Exposition was the name of a World's Fair held in Chicago from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation. The fair's motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms"; its architectural symbol was the Sky Ride, a transporter bridge perpendicular to the shore on which one could ride from one side of the fair to the other.
Sears Tower / Willis Tower
Year ----- 1971-1974
Height --- 442,3m
Floors ---- 110
Year ---- 2007-2009
Height -- 249,6m
Floors --- 82
Trump Tower Chicago
Year ------ 2005 - 2009
Height ---- 415,1m
Floors ----- 89
Category -- Residential
Year ------- 1965 - 1969
Height ----- 343,5m
Floors ------ 100
Catergory -- Residential and office
Year ---- 1983 - 1984
Height -- 177,4m
Floors --- 41
Two Prudential Plaza
Year ----- 1990
Height --- 293,8m
Floors --- 64
Lake Point Tower
Year ------ 1968
Height ---- 196,6m
Floors ----- 70
Category -- Residential
Year ------ 1959 - 1964
Height ---- 179,2m
Floors ----- 61
Category -- Residential
Chicago Water Tower
Year 1866 - 1869
1) One of the few buildings
that survived the 1871
1) Highest building in the world
2) 103 elevators.
3) 74000 tons of steel were used
for the construction.
1) Each apartment has a unique
2) The tallest skyscraper in
Chicago designed by a
1) Highest multifunctional skyscraper in the world.
2) Tallest Chicago building from 1968 until 1973.
3) Height to tip of antenna : 1476 ft
1) Highest reinforced concrete building in the world at the time of its completion.
2) Tallest residential-only building in Chicago until the construction of 55 East Erie in
3) Shape was derived from a design of Mies van der Rohe proposed for Berlin in 1922.
Year --- 1921
1) Movie Theater in Beaux-Arts style.
2) Designated a Chicago landmark on
January 28, 1983.
3) The theater has a total of 3,800 seats.
4) The entrance's arch is designed after the
Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Chicago style hot dog
Chicago style pizza
Chicago style italian beef
Chicago river bridges
Chicago river lock system