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A petición popular, doy por inaugurado este hilo tématico sobre la ciudad de Chicago, tambien conocida como Windy City ;)


Que de que se va a hablar en este hilo?... pues de todo lo que sepais:
-arquitectura
-arquitectos
-origenes
-historia (ya sabeis , gansters, ley seca)
-nuevos proyectos
-construcciones
-seguimiento de alguna obra actual
-viajes (pasados y futuros)
-meteorologia
-reportajes fotograficos (propios o de otros)

(mas cosas que se os ocurran)

Chicago se ubica en el estado de Illinois, a lo largo de la costa suroeste del lago Míchigan. Forma parte de Chicagoland, una conurbación integrada además por los condados periféricos.

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago

http://egov.cityofchicago.org/city/webportal/home.do









 

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* "The Windy City" — It is often said—erroneously—that this nickname was first used by Charles Anderson Dana, editor of the New York Sun, in 1890 in reference to the city's dirty streets for the World's Columbian Exposition. Barry Pop and others, however, have found numerous earlier references to the "Windy City." Earlier attestations are found in the Cleveland Gazette dated September 19, 1885 and the Cincinnati Enquirer dated February 12, 1877 (pg. 5, col. 2); undoubtedly other antedatings will emerge. Undoubtedly, the name "Windy City" is in reference to the false promises brought forth by Chicago area politicians during the early 19th Century. Some continue to believe that the name may indicate the summer breezes as is described at Doctor's Weather History, but cleary there is no evidence to support this theory. 19th-century citations reveal that the nickname arose in connection with (1) the longwindedness of politicians, both residents and those visiting for political conventions; and (2) the city's many boosters who commended the western metropolis to the world's attention. (The complete article on the nickname from the University of Chicago Press's Encyclopedia of Chicago (2004) is available here.) Further explanation of the various origins can be found at Windy City, Origin of Name (Chicago). In Chicago, this nickname has become a signifier for businesses and organizations that are gay-owned or gay-friendly—for example, the Windy City Times is one of the city's two main gay community newspapers, and the Windy City Cycling Club draws most of its members from the gay community.

* "Second City" — Second City is used in reference to the Great Chicago fire, and how the second city was built on the ashes the first city. A widely believed misconception is that the knickname refers to Chicago's size as the second largest city in the United States[1] Although recently LA has surpassed Chicago in size, the nickname is still sometimes used. The improvisational comedy troupe The Second City uses the nickname ironically in the same sense as the article.

* "Chi-Town" or "Chitown" — Pronunciation of this nickname can vary from /ˈtʃɑɪ.tɑʊn/ to /ˈʃɑɪ.tɑʊn/ (from chai-town to shai-town). (An ironic homophone to "shy-town".)

* Chicagoland — A term for the city together with its surrounding suburbs. Correctly, the term encompasses the city and the nine counties around it; however, it is often used to mean only the suburbs or in redundant phrases like "greater Chicagoland area." Largely used by TV announcers and headline writers, it is making inroads into the common speech.

Some nicknames are included in Carl Sandburg's 1916 poem "Chicago":

"Hog butcher for the world,
Tool maker, stacker of wheat,
Player with railroads and the nation's freight handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the big shoulders."
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Voy a hacer un pequeño repaso de algunos de los edificios más importante de Chicago hasta 1990.

Monadnock Building - Burnham and Root, 1889-91





Marquette Building - Holabird and Roche, 1893-94





Reliance Building - Daniel Burnham and Co., 1894-95





Carson-Pirie-Scott - Louis Sullivan, 1899-1904





Chicago Tribune Tower - Raymond Hood and John Mead Howells, 1922





Lake Shore Drive Apartments - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1950





Chicago City Hall - C. F. Murphy, 1965





Marina City - B. Goldberg, 1964-67





John Hancocok Center - Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, 1965





Standard Oil Building - Edward Durell Stone, 1973





Illinois State Office Building - Helmut Jahn, 1985





Otro día si eso, algo más del IIT y de este siglo.
 

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^^Una pena lo del rascacielos. Lo de destrozar el tejido urbano del casco...eso me parece bien que no se hiciese. La verdad es que para las proporciones que se manejaban en la época, era descomunal, pero de cara a futuro habría estado más integrado y habría supuesto un antecedente en altura en Bilbao y el número de edificios altos hubiera sido mayor.

La verdad es que ves en la actualidad el edificio Carson-Pirie-Scott de Louis Sullivan (1904) y podría ser de 50 años más tarde tranquilamente.
 

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