The Chicago area was initially inhabited by Algonquian peoples, including the Mascouten and Miami. The name "Chicago" is the French version of the Miami-Illinois word shikaakwa("Stinky Onion"), named for the plants common along the Chicago River. The first settler in Chicago was Jean Baptiste Point du Sable who built a farm at the mouth of the Chicago River in the 1780s. In 1829, the Illinois legislature appointed commissioners to locate a canal and lay out the surrounding town, which at the time had a population of less that 100. After 1830, the rich farmlands of northern Illinois attracted Yankee settlers. Real estate operators created a city overnight. The city was built in a low-lying area subject to flooding. In 1856 the city council decided that the entire city should be elevated four to five feet by using a newly available jacking-up process. Between 1870 and 1900 Chicago grew from a city of 299,000 to nearly 1.7 million, at the time the fastest-growing city ever. In 1871, most of the city burned in the Great Chicago Fire. Developers and citizens began immediate reconstruction on the existing Jeffersonian grid. The building boom that followed saved the city's status as the transportation and trade hub of the Midwest. Massive reconstruction using the newest materials and methods catapulted Chicago into its status as a city on par with New York. It became the birthplace of modern architecture in the United States. The architecture of Chicago has influenced and reflected the history of American architecture. It features prominent buildings in a variety of styles by many important architects. Since most buildings within the downtown area were destroyed by the Fire, Chicago buildings are noted for their originality rather than their antiquity.
This 3d map of Chicago, at a scale of 1:5000, is centred on the Loop. It is a single plaster tile measuring 30x30cm encapsulated in a perspex frame. The model can wall hang or be displayed on a desk or table top.
Some images of Chicago.
|MATERIAL||Plaster, metal etching, acrylic box frame|
|DIMENSIONS||12in high, 12in wide, 4in deep & 6.5lb approximately.||TAGS||Wall hang this accurate handcrafted 3d scale model of Chicago. Buy direct from the maker with free shipping and no quibble returns. Contemporary, modern wall sculpture of Downtown Chicago's skyline.|
|Andrew from London|
November 20 2020
I have been extremely impressed with C&M. The models are so much better than even the pictures suggest. They are simple but stunning. We've gone for a collection of three, having been wowed by the first model (a present to me a year ago). C&M have provided fantastic customer service. We have even sent one of their models of Paris to a friend in Australia who should have been visiting Paris this year for her 40th birthday, but couldn't make it.
|Andreas from Germany|
November 17 2020
I received the models yesterday and they look beautiful!
|Charlotte from UK|
November 17 2020
Thank you for the Shankly Gates the model looks amazing and will be a special gift for a big Liverpool fan!This is my second order as I have the Rome city map and both are of excellent quality.
|Jean from England|
November 05 2020
Thank you so much for the model of The Glasgow School of Art which arrived this morning it’s absolutely fabulous. We are thrilled with it, many thanks again
|Joachim from Germany|
November 03 2020
The model arrived today safely. It is very beautiful. I think about starding a small collection.Thank you for the swift delivery.
|Ian from UK|
August 05 2020
Just to let you know 'Shankly Gates' arrived safely this morning. Beautifully crafted, looks superb...
|Donna Carpenter LeBaron from Boston|
July 16 2020
Absolutely stunning. The attention to detail is extraordinary, and the craftsmanship is superb.
|Ze from Jersey City|
July 06 2020
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