Chicago, Illinois
By Claudia Lira
A City Is Born
 Excellent trading
  point
 Near a river
  (Chicago River)
 Point du Sable was
  the first
  settler,178...
The Great Chicago Fire
 It’s said a cow
  started the
  fire,1871
 Destroyed more
  than 17,000
  buildings




        ...
World Columbian Exposition
 Chicago Day, October 9, 1893
 To Celebrate the 400 anniversary
  of Columbus day
 Chicago e...
The Windy City
 Nickname refers to weather
 Nickname refers to politics
 Others




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Historic Architecture
         Rockefeller Memorial
         Chapel




 The Rookery
 Building




                       ...
Millennium Park




Prominent Features:
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Lurie Garden
Cloud Gate
Crown Fountain
                 ...
The Sears Tower
 Architect Fazlur
  Kahn
 Completed in 1974
 Tallest in the world
  when constructed
 Today, tallest
 ...
The Chicago Spire
 Architect Santiago
  Calatrava
 Expected to be
  finished in 2012
 Height: 2,000 feet




          ...
Chicago, Illinois



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Chicago, Illinois

  1. 1. Chicago, Illinois By Claudia Lira
  2. 2. A City Is Born  Excellent trading point  Near a river (Chicago River)  Point du Sable was the first settler,1781  Became a city in1837 2
  3. 3. The Great Chicago Fire  It’s said a cow started the fire,1871  Destroyed more than 17,000 buildings 3
  4. 4. World Columbian Exposition  Chicago Day, October 9, 1893  To Celebrate the 400 anniversary of Columbus day  Chicago elected over other cities to host the World Fair 4
  5. 5. The Windy City  Nickname refers to weather  Nickname refers to politics  Others 5
  6. 6. Historic Architecture Rockefeller Memorial Chapel The Rookery Building 6
  7. 7. Millennium Park Prominent Features: Jay Pritzker Pavilion Lurie Garden Cloud Gate Crown Fountain 7
  8. 8. The Sears Tower  Architect Fazlur Kahn  Completed in 1974  Tallest in the world when constructed  Today, tallest Chicago Skyscraper 8
  9. 9. The Chicago Spire  Architect Santiago Calatrava  Expected to be finished in 2012  Height: 2,000 feet 9
  10. 10. Chicago, Illinois 10

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