Chicago, Illinois is one of America’s largest cities, and features one of the most spectacular skylines in the world. Seeing the sprawling megalopolis (encompassing 234 square miles!) from the air on a clear night illuminates the city’s sheer vastness. Make sure you watch this gorgeous timelapse video of an airplane landing at O’Hare International Airport in HD!

You can clearly see where the city meets the shore of Lake Michigan (that’s all the dark stuff) before the aircraft completes a left turn to make its final approach to the runway. Once on the ground, the aircraft makes several more turns along taxiways before arriving at gate K3 at Terminal 3.

What are some other great cities with sensational nighttime approach views? Let us know in the comments.

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