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
Chicago River Straightening
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This photograph was taken in 1929, a year before the river-straightening project was completed. The view is from the south toward downtown, and at this point is it possible to see both the river's old path and its new one. The photograph also makes evident how much of the real estate in this area was devoted to railroad tracks and yards.