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Author: Lizzy Fay

Lizzy Fay's perpetual curiosity and addiction to new experiences led her to a career in journalism. She keeps tabs on new hotels, shops, restaurants and experiences, and has become a trusted resource for the latest and greatest of Chicago. The former TV news reporter, has a passion for writing, photography, and creating videos. Drop her a line on social media @HeyLizzyFay, and check out her lifestyle blog,, where she covers travel, fashion, fitness and most importantly — Chicago. 

Chicago’s new Michigan Avenue Apple Store will open along the Chicago River on Oct. 20. The 20,000 square-foot glass building is located at 401 N. Michigan Avenue, and will replace the current downtown Chicago location at 679 N. Michigan Avenue.

A metallic roof which resembles Apple’s iconic Macbook computer tops the new flagship store. A grand staircase leads down to the riverfront and an outdoor gathering space.

The Ferris wheel at Navy Pier, an iconic part of Chicago’s skyline, received a makeover for the start of the pier’s 100th anniversary year last summer. Soaring nearly 200-feet high, the Ferris wheel offers 360-degree views of the Windy City and is now taller and faster than ever.

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