Chicago Then and Now: A City’s Astonishing Evolution
Chicago is a city that’s rich with history, and it continues to change every day. From new parks to shopping centers to jaw-dropping skyscrapers, the Windy City never fails to amaze us.Aside from its notorious politicians and its storied sports teams, what makes Chicago truly unique and such an alluring place to live is its neighborhoods, its architecture, and its lakefront.
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10Chicago skyline seen from the John Hancock Center, South-Southwest View
“Big John,” as the Hancock Center is affectionately called, is one of the most iconic buildings in Chicago and when it topped out in 1968 at 1,127’, it was the second tallest building in the world. It’s called the Hancock Center rather than the Hancock building because it was originally designed to be two towers, but the additional land could not be acquired. It’s located in Streeterville – Chicago’s most quintessential neighborhood, with a storied history of its own – on the Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue), one of the world’s most famous streets.