The Chicago Skyline
Chicago is famous for the beautiful buildings that make up its skyline.
Some of the most recognizable buildings include:
- the Sears Tower, which, at 1,454 feet
(110 stories) was the world's tallest building until 1996
- the John
Hancock Center, with its distinctive geometric patterns created
by exterior beams
- the Chicago Water
Tower and Pumping station, one of the few buildings to survive the Great Chicago
Fire of 1871, today a popular tourist attraction.
The buildings that make up a city's skyline are the places that people live and work in every day. Use the elements below – some real, and some imaginary – to create your own city skyline.