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Download e-book for kindle: AIA Guide to Chicago (3rd Edition) by American Institute of Architects Chicago

By American Institute of Architects Chicago

ISBN-10: 0738722324

ISBN-13: 9780738722320

An exceptional architectural powerhouse, Chicago bargains viewers and natives alike a landscape of kinds and kinds. The 3rd version of the AIA consultant to Chicago brings readers modern on ten years of dynamic alterations with new entries on smaller initiatives in addition to showcases just like the Aqua development, Trump Tower, and Millennium Park.Four hundred images and thirty-four particularly commissioned maps make it effortless to discover all of the one thousand-plus featured constructions, whereas a entire index organizes structures through identify and architect. This variation additionally beneficial properties an creation delivering an essential assessment of Chicago's architectural heritage.

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Its rough waters are unsafe for swimming (see p166). Playa Carrillo is virtually undeveloped, despite the hotels dotting the nearby hills. Fishing boats gather in a cove at the southern end of this palmshaded beach, which is backed by an airstrip. A P O R T R A I T O F CO S TA R I C A  31 Tortuguero’s beach is an unbroken, 23-mile (37-km) long stretch of gray sand backed by forest. It is a prime nesting site for green turtles, who emerge glistening from the surf to lay eggs in the sand (see p221).

Chorotega Tourist Fair (late Jul), Nicoya. This celebration of traditional Chorotega culture features artisan displays, indigenous foods, and several educational activities. Festival de Música Credomatic (Jul–Aug). International musicians perform predominantly classical music at venues around the nation. August Día de Nuestra Señora de la Virgen de los Angeles (Aug 2), Cartago. Costa Rica’s most important religious procession to honor its patron saint, La Negrita, draws the faithful from around the nation.

Visitors are captivated by a fascinating assortment of creatures that creep, crawl, prowl, and fly amid magnificent landscapes enshrined in national parks and reserves that cover almost one-third of this beautiful country. Costa Rica prides itself on being one of the most biologically diverse countries on the planet. With a surface area of 19,730 square miles (51,100 sq km) and 801 miles (1,290 km) of coastline, this tiny tropical nation is barely as big as the state of West Virginia and only half the size of Iceland.

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