Near North Side, Chicago

What is Near North Side, Chicago known for?


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, 2009 other countries with missions in the Near North Side include Austria (List of diplomatic missions of Austria),


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: www.ft.com cms s 0 63ad44b2-2196-11da-a603-00000e2511c8.html title Classical city soars above Capone clichés accessdate 2008-07-31 date 2005-09-10 publisher The Financial Times Ltd work The Financial Times author Daniel, Caroline and Jeremy Grant The tallest building in Chicago is the 110-story (Storey) Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), which rises in the Chicago Loop and was completed in 1974. It also


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; ref Previously owned by the Marshall Field family, the Mart centralized Chicago's wholesale goods business by consolidating vendors and trade under a single roof. Massive in its construction, and serving as a monument to early 20th century merchandising and architecture, the art deco landmark anchors the daytime skyline at the junction of the Chicago River branches. With upper levels bathed in colored floodlight, the structure stands


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, as well as Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, School of Continuing Studies (Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies), Kellogg School of Management's downtown campus and School of Law (Northwestern University School of Law). The Magnificent Mile portion of Michigan Avenue is part of Streeterville, as is the number one tourist attraction in Chicago, Navy Pier. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago is also located here. Magnificent Mile Its northern portal lies at the foot of the Magnificent Mile, between the Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower. Its southern portal is at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, overlooked by the London Guarantee Building and 333 North Michigan. The neighboring bridges are Columbus Drive Bridge to the east and Wabash Avenue Bridge to the west.


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. left thumb Pink Line (Chicago Transit Authority) Pink (File:Chicago 2005 marathon.jpg) and Green (Green Line (Chicago Transit Authority)) line elevated tracks crossing Franklin Street in the Loop When opened in 1930, the '''Merchandise Mart''' or '''the Merch Mart''', located in the Near North Side (Near North Side, Chicago), Chicago, Illinois, United States, was the largest building in the world (List of largest buildings in the world) with Its northern portal lies at the foot of the Magnificent Mile, between the Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower. Its southern portal is at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, overlooked by the London Guarantee Building and 333 North Michigan. The neighboring bridges are Columbus Drive Bridge to the east and Wabash Avenue Bridge to the west.


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Its northern portal lies at the foot of the Magnificent Mile, between the Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower. Its southern portal is at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, overlooked by the London Guarantee Building and 333 North Michigan. The neighboring bridges are Columbus Drive Bridge to the east and Wabash Avenue Bridge to the west.


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; and was home to 20,000 Italians by 1920. The neighborhood no longer exists due to the construction of the Cabrini–Green public housing projects on the site during and after World War II. By the mid 1960s, crime


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concentration of the city's major media firms and advertising agencies (advertising agency), including the ''Chicago Tribune'' newspaper. It is the home of Chicago's famous Water Tower (Chicago Water Tower) landmark, Water Tower Park with its historic clock, and the eight-level Water Tower Place shopping center which grew up next door to, and overshadowed, the comparatively diminutive landmark. The shopping center is anchored by Macy's North Michigan store. North of the shopping center can be found the famous John Hancock Center, the Art Deco Palmolive Building and the lavish Drake Hotel (Drake Hotel (Chicago)). Cabrini–Green Its northern portal lies at the foot of the Magnificent Mile, between the Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower. Its southern portal is at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, overlooked by the London Guarantee Building and 333 North Michigan. The neighboring bridges are Columbus Drive Bridge to the east and Wabash Avenue Bridge to the west.

located here. Magnificent Mile thumb Magnificent Mile (File:20070513 Magnificent Mile.JPG) The '''Magnificent Mile''' is a stretch of North Michigan Avenue between the Chicago River and Oak Street (Oak Street (Chicago)) in Streeterville. Although actually about three-quarters of a mile, the name "Magnificent Mile" has stuck. Along this street is a mixture of luxury stores, restaurants, office buildings and hotels. The area has a high


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-river-north_chomes_0711jul11,0,1786787.story title River North: From gritty roots to urban chic work www.chicagotribune.com publisher Chicago Tribune year 2008 accessdate 2008-07-11 first Susan last Diesenhouse Much of the area was a shabby urban neighborhood (Skid row). In an effort to attract tenants Friedman began calling the area "River North". Within a few years, Friedman found photographers, ad


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North . Along its seven mile (11 km) streach, Lincoln Park has many specialized spaces for recreational activities. The Park contains playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, boating facilities, beaches (Chicago beaches), field and beach houses, running and bike paths, playing fields and pitches for football (American football), rugby (Rugby football), baseball, softball, cricket, soccer, volleyball, archery, a golf course, driving range, and areas

Near North Side, Chicago

The '''Near North Side''' is one of 77 defined community areas (Community areas of Chicago) of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is also one of the four areas that constitute Downtown Chicago. The others being the Near West Side (Near West Side, Chicago), Near South Side (Near South Side, Chicago), and the Loop (Loop, Chicago). All are located south of the Near North Side. The community area, itself, is located north and east of the Chicago River. To its east is Lake Michigan and its northern boundary is the 19th-century city limit of Chicago, North Avenue (North Avenue (Chicago)). In comparison to the other downtown community areas, the Near North Side has the second largest total area, after the Near West Side, and the highest skyscraper and population count. With the exception of Goose Island (Goose Island, Chicago) and Cabrini–Green on the west, the Near North Side is known for its extreme affluence, typified by the Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast (Gold Coast Historic District (Chicago, Illinois)), Navy Pier, and its famous skyscrapers.

McCormickville, in the vicinity of Rush and Erie Street, is so named because it is here where many branches of the famous McCormick family of mechanical reaper fame built their mansions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

In the 1780s, in what is now the Near North Side, on the northern banks of the Chicago River near today's Michigan Avenue Bridge, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable built the first known permanent settlement (Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable Homesite) in "Eschecagou." Today this is marked by Pioneer Court.

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