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The Loop, Chicago
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The Loop is the central business district of Chicago, Illinois. It is one of the city's 77 designated community areas. The Loop is home to Chicago's commercial core, City Hall, and the seat of Cook County. The community area is bounded on the north and west by the Chicago River, on the east by Lake Michigan, and on the south by Roosevelt Road, although the commercial core has significantly expanded into adjacent community areas. As a business center, some of the corporations the Loop is home to include the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), the world's largest options and futures contracts open interest exchange; the headquarters of United Continental Holdings, one of the world's largest airlines; AON; Blue Cross Blue Shield; Hyatt Hotels Corporation; BorgWarner, and dozens upon dozens of other major corporations. The Loop is home to Grant Park; State Street, which hosts a major shopping district; the Art Institute of Chicago; several theaters; and numerous subway and elevated rapid transit stations. Other major institutions in the Loop include the Willis Tower,once the tallest building in the world, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Goodman Theatre, the Joffrey Ballet, the central public Harold Washington Library, and the Chicago Cultural Center.
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  • This area offers multiple options, will find parks and areas open, museums as well as shops and buildings. Is very quiet and you can walk without greater precautions. In fact, it is recommended to walk because the traffic in the area is high and the high parking prices.
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  • Finally rode the Chicago Transit Holiday Train and it is incredible! The entire train is lit up in holiday lights and other decor on every inch of it inside and out. Workers dressed like elves handing...  more »
  • I took the boat tour of the loop. It is an amazing tour. You get to see the city through the waterways and all the iconic buildings and bridges. The tour guide gives you a rundown on the culture and h...  more »