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Willis Tower (Sears Tower)

Although still commonly referred to as Sears Tower, North America's tallest building was renamed Willis Tower in 2009 after Willis Group Holdings, a global insurance broker whose Midwest offices are housed at the tower. In addition to being the North America's tallest building, it is the third-tallest building in the world. It was was constructed in 1974 and was designed by architect Bruce Graham. The building's Skydeck is a great place to admire a stunning view.
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The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is located inside Grant Park. Large bronze lion statues flank the front staircase and greet visitors. The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries are kept onsite, as well as extensive Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, American, Asian, and Old Masters paintings, sculptures, and pieces. Also located in the Institute are European, American, modern, and contemporary decorative arts and architectural, industrial, and graphic design works. Even if you aren't a huge art enthusiast, it's impossible to pass up seeing original works by Monet and Renoir housed inside the Art Institute of Chicago.
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Chicago Fire Soccer Club / Toyota Park

Chicago Fire Soccer Club is a Major League Soccer (MLS) based in Chicago. The organization is named for the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, and was founded in 1997. In their first league season in 1998, the Fire won the MLS Cup as well as the U.S. Open Cup (the "double"). They have also won U.S. Open Cups in 2000, 2003, and 2006; in addition to the 2003 MLS Supporters' Shield. Toyota Park is the Fire's home stadium. Since the fall of 2011, the Chicago Bliss of the Lingerie Football League have also played in Toyota Park before making the Sears Center their home arena.
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