Chicago, as it turned out, is generally one of the most “skyscraper” cities, if not in the world, then certainly in America.
The first built skyscraper has not been preserved, but in the very center there are a couple of very ancient ones, from the beginning of the last century. A separate story about the name of the city, in short, it is associated with the Indians and wild onions, which grew massively in those parts and which they called shikaakwa – this is where the name of the city came from.
Big queue, elevator and marble and brass walls – welcome to Hancock Tower! A couple of minutes in the elevator – and in front of you is a bar and restaurant with a beautiful view of the skyscrapers of Chicago and Lake Michigan. The view is simply breathtaking: like a frame from a movie, only better – because everything happens to you. If you don’t feel like drinking and eating, then you can climb another tower – the Willis Tower, where there is a separate observation deck.
Chicago shoppers will not be disappointed either. Through the center, where white-collar workers scurry by day and numerous tourists in the evening, Michigan Avenue stretches with a series of shops, from expensive to cheap (even at the current dollar rate). In the center is the Macy’s multi-storey department store, traditional for large American cities, where volunteers from the Salvation Army charitable bells are already ringing merrily in front of the entrance, calling on passers-by to make donations for the homeless, reminding that Christmas is coming soon.