This super-sized city is home to the world's largest:
Public library- Harold Washington Library Center located at 400 S. State St.
Stand-alone theater- Uptown Theatre located at 4810 N. Broadway.
Parochial school system- the Archdiocese of Chicago.?Commercial office building- Merchandise Mart located at 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza.?Illuminated fountain- Buckingham Fountain located in Grant Park.
Municipal Harbor- the Chicago Park District.
Water filtration plant- the Jardine Water Purification Plant located at 600 E. Grand Ave.
'What the Wind Blew In'
Check out this list of odds and ends that were first created in the Windy City:
Roller skates- 1884
Elevated railways- 1892
Cracker Jacks- 1893
Steel-framed skyscraper- 1885