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|Architecture: Chicago (2014)
'Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture. Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.' (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1939).
So much excellent architecture indeed, back then and now. Many buildings of almost metaphysical elegance have definitely contributed to giving Chicago its own peculiar feel and soul. Wandering in the central districts of the 'Windy City', from Chicago River to Lake Shore Drive, you cannot but keep looking up at the works of great architects, many of whom had a real sense for experimentation and innovation, integrating the past but looking towards the future, with the human dimension remaining central to urban planning.