Many restaurants, shops, amusement park rides, and lake cruise ships are found along the pier as well as the smith museum of stain glass windows.Two of the cities largest music festivals are the Chicago Country music festival and the Chicago Jazz Festival,and Chicago is also home to the lollapalooza. Lake Michigan, the navy pier has been a Chicago landmark since it first opened in 1916.More than 30 million tourists come to Chicago each year, for business, vacation, and sightseeing.
The site of present day Chicago was explored by the french in 1673.Disaster stuck Chicago on October 8,1871,when a fire broke out near the O'leary barn.The Great Chicago fire started the blaze quickly,grew out of control.By the time the fire was finally extinguished,thanks to a rain storm, nearly one-third of the of the city has been destroyed.More than 300 people were killed ,18,000 buildings were burnt down and 100,000 Chicagoan lost their homes and businesses.Between 1915 and 1960 hundreds of thousands of African American came to Chicago from the South as part of the Great Migration.New economic opportunities attracted new waves of immigration,and the city's population swelled to 250,000 by 1870.
Growth of the people
The city hosted its first national political convention in 1860, when the republican party chose Abraham Lincoln as its presidential nominee.by 1837, helped by harbor improvement and the start of construction of the Illinois- Michigan Canal, Chicago's population had reached 4,000 and the community was in corporate as a city.Three years later the city hosted the world's Colombian Exposition, Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the European discovery of American. In 2016 the city's population was estimated to be 2,695,598.
The Willis tower 108 foot, 1,450 foot tower.it used to be called the Sears tower. it passed the worlds trade tower to become the tallest building in the world.