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Selected pictures list[edit]

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Sears Tower
Credit: Soakologist

The Willis Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. It has been the tallest building in the United States since 1973, surpassing the World Trade Center, which itself had surpassed the Empire State Building only a year earlier. On August 12, 2007, the Burj Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates was reported by its developers to have surpassed the Sears Tower in all height categories.

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Chicago Avenue Pumping Station
Credit: TonyTheTiger

The Chicago Avenue Pumping Station is a historic district contributing property in the Old Chicago Water Tower District landmark district. It is located on Michigan Avenue along the Magnificent Mile shopping district in the Near North Side community area of Chicago, Illinois.

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Marina City
Credit: Daderot

Marina City is a mixed-use residential/commercial building complex occupying an entire city block on State Street in Chicago, Illinois. It lies on the north bank of the Chicago River, directly across from Chicago's Loop district.

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett House
Credit: TonyTheTiger

The Ida B. Wells - Barnett House was the residence of civil rights advocate Ida B. Wells, (1862-1931) and her husband Ferdinand Lee Barnett from 1919 to 1930. It is located at 3624 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Drive in the Douglas community area of Chicago, Illinois. It was designated a landmark on October 2, 1995.

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Carrie Eliza Getty Tomb
Credit: Mindfrieze

The Carrie Eliza Getty Tomb, located in Graceland Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois, was commissioned in 1890 by the lumber magnate, Henry Harrison Getty, for his wife, Carrie Eliza. It was designed by the noted American architect, Louis Sullivan of the firm Adler & Sullivan.

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Union Stockyards
Credit: John Vachon, Farm Security Administration

The Union Stock Yard & Transit Co., or The Yards, operated in the New City community area of Chicago, Illinois for 106 years, helping the city become known as "hog butcher for the world" and the center of the American meat packing industry for decades. From the Civil War until the 1920s and peaking in 1924, more meat was processed in Chicago than in any other place in the world.

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Chicago skyline
Credit: Buphoff

The Chicago skyline featuring several of the tallest buildings in the world as viewed from Lake Michigan.

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Multilevel streets in Chicago
Credit: SPUI

The three-level streets in Chicago, Illinois.

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Chicago and North Western Railway
Credit: Jack Delano, Farm Security Administration

The Chicago and North Western Railway (AAR reporting marks: CNW, CNWS, CNWZ; unofficial abbreviation: C&NW) was a Class I railroad in the Midwest United States. It was also known as the North Western. At its peak, the railroad operated more than 5,000 miles of track in seven states.

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Barack Obama in 2006
Credit: Ari Levinson (Autumnfire), minor cleanup edit by Chicago god

Barack Obama delivering a speech at the University of Southern California, October 28, 2006.


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