The City of , usually called either New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2018 population of 8,398,748 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States.
Chicago is a city on the shores of lake Michigan in Illinois. It is one of the largest cities in the United States, known for its modern architecture. Among its many skyscrapers, it is worth noting the John Hancock Center, the Willis tower (formerly the Sears tower) with a height of almost 443 meters and the tribune tower in the neo-Gothic style.