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
The Rising City
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This inspirational drawing, from the first page of the Plan of Chicago's last chapter, silhouettes the Civic Center against the radiant sun rising over Lake Michigan.