- lla Willis Tower, il grattacielo più alto del mondo, lo era fino al 1998, e avere la sensazione di sospendersi nel vuoto. Io passo. Sono comoda per le vertigini!
And if you are looking for an elegant, clean, safe city with lots of green spaces and beautiful skyscrapers? You will Find Chicago. The Mecca of modern architecture, the city with the tallest and most glorious skyscrapers, where every palace has its own history.
We made a home exchange with a honeymoon couple who welcomes us into a beautiful building in Chicago’s main street, Michigan Avenue. I’ve already mentioned it in the article a “dream home for your trip”.
The first thing to do is the boat tour. The guide, introducing the city’s wonders, illustrious by emphasizing the antiquity of skyscrapers and palaces. They date up to a hundred years back. But it is really appreciative and reflects, the respect and good tourist orientation that the Americans about cities have.
Chicago is built on the immense Lake Michigan and from the boat you can see the skyscrapers. Everyone has the typical fire escape stairs, which we have seen in many police films. The guide explains that in 1871 there was a huge fire that devastated the city and from that moment all the palaces were equipped with these stairs.
Chicago, compared to other American metropolis is small and we have easily walked on it
What to do, comfortably:
- Get up on Willis Tower, the tallest skyscraper in the world, until 1998, and have the feeling of hanging in the void. I pass. I’m comfortable with dizziness!
- Make footing at Millenium Park. Like all American cities, Chicago has its own beautiful city park. The Millenium Park is huge, beautifully maintained, with beautiful playgrounds, for kids. Desired at the beginning of the new millennium by the Mayor of Chicago as a space for the future. Inside the park there is the city’s most beautiful architecture, a real gem: the Jay Prizker Pavillion. Really moving for beauty is the sumptuousness. A huge pavilion, with 15,000 seats, made of titanium tubes for a remarkable sound effect. In June there is a formidable blues festival. I have to go back!
- See the Art Institute of Chicago. It is the second largest museum in the US. A large building with a beautiful park. The permanent exhibition is about painters of the nineteenth century. There is also a section created by Renzo Piano.
- Absolutely go to the Museum of Contemporary Photography, free admission. Considered one of the most beautiful museums in the world, it is packed with interesting collections and periodic exhibitions of young talents.
- Shopping, especially on Michigan Avenue.
- Follow the itinerary of buildings designed by Frank Loyd Wright. FLW Museum House at OaK Park, where the architect designed the furnishings and spaces for his family. The Robie House, one of FLW’s most significant works. The Beach House, an hour’s drive from Chicago.
- Rent bicycles on the shores of Lake Michigan.
It is one of the historic capitals of the blues and lurking places where you can listen to great music. I and the guys have been to the legendary Blues Guy’s legend. Unforgettable.
They’re amazing. In Chicago the cost of living is high. We did crab indigestion, very good. Not even in San Francisco we ate so good. The best is Half Shell, 676 w Different Pkwy. Environment spartan, better the outside garden than the interior. You will remember his crab claws for a lifetime. Chicago’s brunch is also noteworthy. One of the best Eggy dinner, 333 Benton Pi Ste 103.
In chinotown the Minhin Cousin, excellent duck in Beijing, with excellent service.
Nice note. Chicago winters are cool, windy and snowy and has hot summers, although I was in July and the weather was good.