Thursday, November 3, 2011
Chicago was an ideal industrial city because it grew quickly in the face of industry to the point that it could compete with New York. The skyscraper was first introduced in Chicago, and became a large part of the city's structure. Though it was hard to build a city wider, it had the idea to build up instead and grow in size while covering the same amount of land. However, this growth in industrialization came with the cost of increased crime. The massive industrial growth allowed Chicago to have the latest technology, and so it showed the peak of American Industry. The World Fair seriously helped it become the ideal american city, because it was chosen to represent America in the face of the world. It became known as the "White City" becaus the city was primarily made up of white middle- to upper-class americans.