thesealocust wrote:We built Chicago because getting between the east and west coasts took a long time and everyone wanted a nice, central location to stop for food / pissing / rest.
After inventing the airplane, Chicago's decline began. It has continued unabated since then, and will continue into the future. Mark my words: There is absolutely no reason for a city to exist in the location that Chicago is, and as the population pieces that together (read: becomes increasingly unemployed / cannibalistic) the city shall fall.
It was born and so it shall die.
Of course, DC is a swamp, so that's not ideal either.
(Guy who thinks transportation of goods is primarily by air)