Thursday, October 13, 2011

A-Z | Chicago Architecture

Founded in 1837, Chicago is famous for a few things; having some of the world’s first skyscrapers, the treasured Chicago River and the Magnificent mile.

In 1909 Chicago's great city planner and famed architect Daniel H. Burnham proposed 'The plan of Chicago' which laid out plans for the future of the city and in 1920 the Magnificent mile was constructed. 

 Chicago's Magnificent Mile  (a portion of Michigan Avenue extending from the River to Oak Street) is internationally recognized as a world-renown destination. It is home to shops, restaurants, museums, hotels and several prestigious and historical buildings and attracts more than 22 million visitors annually!  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Reproduction #LC-USZ62-36686   
 John Hancock Building (completed 1969), Wrigley Building (built 1920), Trump Tower (completed 2009)