Chicago, IL 60604
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Chicago, also known as 'Windy City', is one of America's most important metropolises, its legacy defining many key characteristics of the United States for decades to come. The city's population surged almost immediately after its founding, as it was a hub between canal traffic and the site of a railroad depot connecting the established east to the quickly forming west. Electric blues rose to international prominence from the back alley clubs popular with the dense Great Migration population. Al Capone's operations during the Gangster Era of prohibition still occupies a major place in the popular conception of the early 20th Centuries organized crime scene. Today, renowned architectural landmarks like the Willis Tower (once was the world's tallest building), beautifully preserved examples of Chicago school architecture and world-class museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, are a magnet for those who are interested in architecture and art.