An industrial city at the southern end of Lake Michigan, Gary was founded with the construction of a major steel manufacturing plant by United States Steel in 1906. The city is named for then president of US Steel, Elbert Gary. The US Steel plant between the Indiana Toll Road and Lake Michigan is one of the largest manufacturing facilities in the world. In fact, much of the steel used in the construction of North American skyscrapers came from here. Despite the city's industrial character, the eastern neighborhoods feature unique sand dunes, bogs, and forests which culminate just a few miles to the east in the grand Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The Gary-Chicago Airport on the city's westside is the Chicago area's third airport.