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
Street Circulation
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This diagram elegantly displays how the Plan proposed to arrange streets (including wide diagonal and radial boulevards and arteries), railways, parks, piers, harbors, and a civic center in a way that would present the city "as a complete organism in which all its functions are related one to another in such a manner that it will become a unit."