The Trump Tower in Chicago had a serious pre-construction problem. The land available to build it is small & narrow. The windy city is..well very windy! If the tower was built with routine standard hi-rise building design, the sway of the building at top floor would have been 4 times other hi-rise towers in Chicago.
So the architect has designed a large concrete vertical column in the center of the building. The result is that The Trump Tower sways only 1/4th of other Chicago towers of similar height in windy conditions.
How can you tell a local from a visitor in Chicago?
The visitors usually pronounce “Chi-caa-go”. The locals will usually say “Chi-caw-go”.
Great additions, entrophy! And I like “Chi-caw-go”. Sounds tougher, like the harsh call of a crow. Can you imagine Mike Ditka saying “Chic-caaaa-go”? :- )
The locals will usually say Chi-caw-go.
Really? I thought it was just the opposite...Would be an interesting survey question LOL!
I say Chi-cah-go as do many locals...But then I was not born in Cook~~I was born and raised in DuPage where I live today btw ;)