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The monuments of Chicago

To not miss anything of Chicago: top places, all geolocated monuments, audio-guides and itineraries. Do Tours lists authentic sites to see

Visiter Marina City

Marina City

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Both skyscrapers are very original and were built between 1959 and 1964 along the Chicago River. They were designed by...

Visiter Harold Washington Library

Harold Washington Library

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This library has a postmodernist design: a reaction against modernist architecture which advocated absolute simplicity...

Visiter Willis Tower

Willis Tower

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This 527- m high skyscraper (including the antenna, actually it is 442 m) was designed by Bruce Graham within two...

Visiter Wrigley Building

Wrigley Building

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It is made of two buildings. The first has 30 floors (130 m) and dates back to 1921; for the top of it, the architect...

Visiter Chicago Board of Trade

Chicago Board of Trade

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The Chicago Stock Exchange was established in 1848 and brought together sellers and buyers in one place....

Visiter Navy Pier

Navy Pier

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This 1-kilometer long pier was built between 1914 and 1916 to accommodate the large merchant ships that used to ply...

Visiter Pavillon Pritzker

Pavillon Pritzker

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This ensemble was built on the plans of Frank Gehry between 1999 and 2004. It is made of a stainless steel music...

Visiter Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park

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It is the largest public park in the city: an area of ??nearly 500 hectares stretching along Lake Michigan over 11 km....

Visiter Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate

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This sculpture is the work of Anish Kapoor; he built it between 2004 and 2006. It represents a drop of mercury;...

Visiter Millenium Park

Millenium Park

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The Millennium Park was built between 1999 and 2004; it is part of Grant Park. It is rectangular and includes the "...

Visiter Water Tower

Water Tower

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This tower of 47 meters was built in 1869 by William Boyington; it contained a water pump and a long vertical tank to...

Visiter Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

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It is a museum of unprecedented wealth especially in the field of painting: it has a remarkable collection of...

Visiter Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago Cultural Center

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The building was built between 1893 and 1897 to house the main library of the city. In 1991 it was converted to provi...

Visiter Michigan Avenue Bridge

Michigan Avenue Bridge

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This double bascule bridge was built between 1918 and 1920 based on designs by Edward Bennet. He used a new technique...

Visiter Tribune Tower

Tribune Tower

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This beautiful tower of 141 m houses the offices of the newspaper " Chicago Tribune " for which it was designed in 1925....

Visiter Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art

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This contemporary art museum has been around since 1967, but it was transferred in 1996 in this new building designed...

Visiter Oak Street

Oak Street

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Let’s be a bit futile now: this street has no museum, no significant monument. This is only a street with a long list...

Visiter Magnificent Mile

Magnificent Mile

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Before 1920, the " Michigan Avenue" stopped at the Chicago River: its extension up North of the bridge was called "...

Visiter Chinatown

Chinatown

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The first wave of Chinese immigrants was in 1870: they were mainly coming from the West of the United States where they...

Visiter Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

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This huge museum that is housed in a neoclassical building displays Man’s scientific and technological achievements...

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