Kitchen Magnet Depicting Chicago Landmarks
This magnet is a fantastic way to remember your trip to Chicago, metropolis of the American Midwest! It features colorful drawings of some of Chicago’s most famous attractions, including, clockwise from the top, the Chicago skyline and its centerpiece the Willis Tower, Wrigley Field, the Chicago Picasso, Navy Pier, a basketball representing the Chicago Bulls, the Field Museum, and the Cloud Gate, which is popularly known as “The Bean” due to its shape. The many landmarks depicted on the magnet reflect the multitude of fun things to do when visiting the city! If, however, you haven’t visited Chicago, never fear--magnets are useful things to have around, and this one might give you some exciting ideas for where you should spend your next adventure! You also don’t have to worry about this magnet getting all used up because it’s printed on acrylic, which is known for its durability.
Chicago, the Windy City
Located at the northeastern tip of Illinois on Lake Michigan, Chicago or “Chi-Town” is the third largest metropolitan area in the United States. It has a population of almost 10 million and is the hub of America’s Midwest region. A classic example of an American boomtown, when Chicago’s first census was taken in 1840 it had a population of 4,000. Fifty years later, the population was over one million! This explosive growth was matched economically; today, the Chicago metropolitan area’s GDP is the fourth largest in the world, part of which is due to the city’s location on the St Lawrence Seaway - even thought it’s far from the ocean, Chicago’s ports serve ships from all over the world! Home to such distinctive features as the Willis Tower, which was the tallest building in the world for 25 years, Chicago Blues, several famous sports teams like the Cubs, the White Sox, the Bears, and the Bulls, and Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, this bustling metropolis has a culture all its own.