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Interpretive Digital Essay : The Plan of Chicago
The Burden of Work
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
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These minutes of a November 22, 1907 meeting, involving Mayor Fred Busse, key city planners, and other city officials provide a record of one of the many different discussions that took place in the course of creating the Plan of Chicago. In this case, they met to discuss transforming Michigan Avenue into a continuous boulevard crossing the Chicago River.