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Wacker Drive, c.1930

 

 

 

Wacker Drive, c.1930

Wacker Drive was initially part of Daniel H. Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago. He envisioned a two-level street to replace the South Water Street Market. This segment, designed by Edward H. Bennett and completed in 1926, is seen here within a decade after construction.