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Three Chicago Landmarks to Look for in 'Divergent'

March 21, 2014 at 3:48 PM | by | ()

This weekend moviegoers will get their first look at dystopian Chicago as Divergent hits the big screen.

The movie is based on Veronica Roth's books set in a Chicago where the population has been split into five factions based on virtues.

The Windy City has a prominent role in the movie. Even though it does show a gloomier, post-apocalyptic Chicago, many of the city's most famous landmarks are still there. Here's a look at three Chicago locations to look for in Divergent.

The Abnegation Sector Village plays a big role in the movie but the village doesn't actually exist. All of the buildings in the village were built on a vacant plot of land located at 600 S. Wells St in Chicago. Most of the movie props are now gone but that hasn't stopped the site from becoming a tourist attraction for Divergent fans.

Crew spent several days last year prepping the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier to look like it hasm't been used in decades. Of course, they had it looking as good as new before they left. You can take a spin on the famous Ferris Wheel any time of year, whether permitting.

What appears to be a large, unwelcoming swamp on the big screen is actually Lake Michigan. In this case, reality does have something in common with the movie. It will be months before the lake can be enjoyed again, unless you're as crazy as Jimmy Fallon.

[Photo: IMDb]

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