A 10-minute walk from the bench is the huge Lake Michigan. Once upon a time, sewage was drained there, but now Americans dismiss this fact: everything has long been cleaned up, and the lake is a source of drinking water.
By the way, Americans drink tap water very willingly – it is served in restaurants, of course, for free, and it is also diluted with soda, which is poured by special machines in any diner.
Just from the lake there is an excellent view of the Chicago skyline – this is the name of the line of skyscrapers stretching on the horizon. It looks great, immersed in the sun, and acquires special magic in the dark, when hundreds of small lights light up in the windows. It’s good to enjoy the view from the Navy Pier – it was completely empty when I first visited Chicago in the late fall – but in the summer, no doubt, numerous cafes and restaurants are packed to overflowing with visitors. However, in silence and almost without people, which is extremely uncharacteristic for a multi-millionaire, the view of the night city becomes attractive.