Always At The Forefront, Setting The Trend, Chicago Boasts Many Firsts Including :
THE SKYSCRAPER :
Chicago led the way in skyscraper design, with many constructed in the center of the financial district during the late 1880s and early 1890s. Sometimes termed the products of the Chicago school of architecture, these skyscrapers balanced aesthetic concerns with practical commercial design, producing large, square palazzo-styled buildings hosting shops and restaurants on the ground level and containing rentable offices on the upper floors.
THE FERRIS WHEEL :
The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Since the original 1893 Chicago Ferris Wheel, there have been eight subsequent world’s tallest-ever Ferris wheels. However, the current record holder is the 165-metre (541 ft) Singapore Flyer, which opened to the public in March 2008.
THE TALLEST RESIDENCE :
Although the John Hancock building boasts a higher floor level, based on actual height, yes you guessed it, Chicago’s Trump International Hotel And Tower takes the title as the TALLEST RESIDENCE IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE. At a height of 1389ft, it is currently 9th tallest tower in the world.
CHICAGO’S NEWEST FIRST includes The Langham Hotel as it is the first hotel to reside in Mies Van Der Rohe designed building.
Also leading the way in the film industry, Chicago has been the site for Transformers 3, Transformers 4, Chicago Code, Chicago Fire, Jupiter Rising, Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, The Crazy Ones and many more . . . look closely as you’re strolling down Michigan Avenue and you may even catch a glimpse of Channing Tatum, Shia LaBeouf, Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar . . . ( Happen to snap a pic of / with your favorite actor ? Email : Photo@GoldCoastExclusive.com to see your pics featured in a special photo gallery ).
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