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Interpretive Digital Essay : The Plan of Chicago
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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
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These minutes from September 21, 1908, when the Plan was nearing publication, show how intense the discussion of Michigan Avenue remained, and that Burnham refused to settle for "anything but the best thing."