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Discover Chicago, the world capital of contemporary architecture, also famous for the huge scale of its enormous skyscrapers. A legendary baseball team, hockey matches, Route 66, popcorn and doughnuts: immerse yourself in the most American city in the United States.
Chicago, from excess to architecture
Distancing itself from its reputation as a "crime capital" forged by gangsters like Al Capone and Frank Nitti during the Prohibition era, Chicago has managed to rebuild its image by becoming a modern and innovative city.
A true laboratory of culture, architecture and urbanism up until the 1950s, Chicago is known today for its gigantic skyscrapers lining the south-west bank of Lake Michigan and its status as the largest economic and cultural centre of the Midwest.
Lyon – Chicago: flights and transfers
The O'Hare international airport (IATA code: ORD) is Chicago's main airport. Its own public transport system, the Airport Transit System (ATS), connects the four air terminals with the various car parks via shuttles operating 24 hours a day.
You can reach the airport:
- by metro, taking the blue line, which connects the airport and Forest Park station and the north-west areas of the city;
- by train, with the Metra, the largest urban train network with a station at the airport;
- by taxi, using the vehicles available at the exit of each terminal. Average price are about $35 for a single journey from the airport to the centre of Chicago;
- by rental car, with 12 rental companies operating at the airport.
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