In 1893 Chicago held the World's Columbian Exposition which commemorate the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus. The Exopsition opened May 1, 1893 and attracted 27,539,000 visitors during the six months that it was open [1
]. The events that happened during the Exposition was described in the first novel that we read, Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
. This novel discussed the history that was being made in Chicago during the fair and also the architecture in Chicago.
Chicago is one of the greatest cities in America because it is a city that continues to break records. In 1907 Chicago opened Marshall Field's, the World's Largest Department Store. The store was a 12-story building with a Tiffany ceiling and it was the first ceiling that was build in favrile iridescent glass [2
]. In 1943 Chicago's first subway was opened [3
]. In 1973 the Sears Tower was completed. The Sears Tower is the World's tallest building.
Those are just some of the things that contribute to making Chicago the unique city that it is today. Please continue to explore this site to learn about the music, landscape, theatres and events that Chicago has to offer.
© Christine Kingston, 2006.