Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Skylines



2. Chicago , USAMetro/Urban Population: 8.5 million Chicago is the birthplace of the modern skyscraper. When Chicago
built its first steel high-rise in 1885, it was not the tallest structure in
the world, but the first example of a new form of engineering that
would change nearly every city on earth. Chicago has 17 buildings
over 200 meters tall (three of which are among the top 20 tallest
buildings in the world, including the tallest in North America).
Chicago has some of the finest mid-century architecture and
examples of modern skyscrapers.


Thanks Millie McG.

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