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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
Michigan Avenue, Looking Towards the South, and to Europe
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As this and other similarly charming illustrations reveal, the Plan wished Chicago to follow the Beaux Arts style most fully realized in European cities, notably Paris.