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
Axis of Chicago
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The planners wished to make a widened Congress Street the city's major east-west axis, graced with such elegant intersections as pictured here. This intersection is where the Eisenhower Expressway crosses Laramie Avenue, on the Far West Side of the city near the border of Chicago and Oak Park.