Chicago's high-rise Metropolitan Correctional Center is unique in one special way: its roof serves as an exercise yard. In 2005, it also housed Piper Kerman, the woman who inspired the hit TV series 'Orange is the New Black.'
Experience a day in the life of the only major American city to tower over the Great Lakes from above. Explore every corner of this Midwestern metropolis from the awe-inspiring heights of its skyscrapers to the parks, harbors, beaches, and marinas that dot its lakeshore. Along the way, meet the people who make Chicagoland so special, including death-defying window washers, training firefighters, and the iconic twin "Legends of the Lake."
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