Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is one of the longest and most decadent shopping streets in the world. 13 city blocks long, with more than 460 shops, 275 restaurants and 60 hotels, packed in with museums, media companies and various attractions amidst a jungle of skyscrapers. Shop till you drop, get up, shop – just keep going.
The ‘Mag Mile’ encompasses the stretch of North Michigan Avenue between Chicago River and Oak Street. Yearly, the street attracts around 22 million visitors. In addition to a shopping paradise, the Mile is also home to some of the city’s oldest buildings, such as the Water Tower and the Pumping Station. The 100-storey John Hancock Center is also located here.
A century later it is clear that the plan worked out very well. The city expanded vertically, with impressive structures such as the Wrigley Building, the Tribune Tower, the London Guarantee Building, the Palmolive Building and the John Hancock Center. The Mile has become as famous as other renowned shopping streets such as Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles and Fifth Avenue in New York.