Today, and for many years now Boston has been one of the major centres of education in the U.S. in addition to being a leading tourist destination. The per capita income is one of the highest in the region and the city is one of the top most economically powerful cities in the world.
The city is also known for its architecture.
Chicago on the other hand is best known for the Great Fire of 1871. While this fire destroyed a good part of the city and many people lost their lives and homes, it also started an explosion in the rate of construction. Thereon, the city progressed into being one of the most diversified and industrialized cities in the U.S. Not only is this city cosmopolitan, the variety of industries it has is probably what no other city in the U.S. does. It's also known as the windy city. Thankfully, a good part of the winds are broken by the skyscrapers.
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