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Posts from March 2014

Underground Chicago: The Layers of Our City

Friday, March 14, 2014 12:00 AM by Amanda Scotese

CTA el train

When we think of Chicago architecture, surely for many of us the skyline rising above comes to our mind. But the architecture of Chicago is actually very much below our feet, too. Many layers of tunnels, passages, sewers, pipes, and other infrastructural elements criss-cross below the streets of downtown Chicago. Let's delve into the depths of Chicago's underground layer.

Chicago History Museum World's Fair

The Columbian Exposition established Chicago as a culture capital back in 1893. Even 120 years later, it remains one of the most important events in the city's history (there's even a star on the city's flag to commemorate it). Time may have passed, but Chicagoans are still fascinated with revisiting the World's Fair of 1893, and Chicago abounds with ways to experience it.

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