The top right is a photo of the downtown Chicago skyline!
The other photos are of Los Angeles (top left), New York (bottom left), and Seattle (bottom right).
Chicago's Magnificent Mile spans 13 blocks.
The 13-block stretch of North Michigan Avenue known as “The Magnificent Mile” is considered its own district, home to hundreds of stores, restaurants, and entertainment attractions. It runs from the banks of the Chicago River to Oak Street.
The Loop (in the central business district of Chicago) is responsible for the world's first skyscraper.
The world's first skyscraper, the Home Insurance Building, was built in The Loop in 1885. It was a whopping 10 stories tall, peaking at 138 feet. The building was demolished in 1931 but lives on in history.
Chelsea is not one of Chicago's many, many neighborhoods.
Boystown, Wrigleyville, and K-Town are all names of real Chicago neighborhoods, however.
The top left is a slice of Chicago-style pizza!
Deep-dish Chicago-style pizza (said to have been born in the Near North Side neighborhood in 1943) is characterized by a thick crust with heaps of tomato sauce, cheese, and toppings — usually with the sauce served on top.
Avalon Park used to be known as Pennytown.
Before the neighborhood was officially named Avalon Park in 1910, the area was known as "Pennytown" after a general store owner named Penny who sold homemade popcorn balls.
The top left is a photo of Lincoln Park (which is responsible for the name of the entire neighborhood surrounding it).
The other photos are of some of Chicago's other popular parks: Millennium Park (top right), located in The Loop; Jackson Park (bottom left), located in Woodlawn; and Humboldt Park (bottom right), located in its namesake neighborhood.
Chicago is known by all of these nicknames!
The Windy City, City of Big Shoulders, and The Second City are just a handful of Chicago's many nicknames.
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