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About Gary

79,170 in city
9,804,845 in metro
148 km² (57 mi²)
180.13899049 m
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.

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No. of Buildings

No. Current status
107 All Buildings
93
existing
1
unbuilt
13
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 504 Broadway 142 ft 1927
2 Genesis Towers 141 ft 1926
3 Knights of Columbus Building 129 ft 1926
4 Gary Manor 125 ft 1980
5 Miller Village Apartments 111 ft 1970