Encyclopedia o f Chicago
Interpretive Digital Essay : The Plan of Chicago
The Plan of Chicago
Chicago in 1909
Planning Before the Plan
Antecedents and Inspirations
The City the Planners Saw
The Plan of Chicago
The Plan Comes Together
Creating the Plan
Reading the Plan
A Living Document
Bird's-Eye View
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Guerin's drawing, which faces the title page, introduces the reader to the pastel color scheme he will use throughout the Plan of Chicago to create the alternate world of the Chicago that might be. Note, for instance, the colors he uses for the lake and the downtown.