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
A Model Public Square
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The Plan of Chicago offers this view of the eighteenth century Place Stanislas in Nancy, France, as a model to follow since it demonstrates the appeal of a carefully organized and coordinated group of streets and buildings around a public square.