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
Construction of Municipal Pier
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Municipal (later Navy) Pier was built between 1913 and 1916 (this photograph was taken in 1914). Three thousand feet long and almost three hundred feet wide, it contained harbor facilities, warehouse sheds, railroad tracks, office space, and a ballroom at the eastern end (which still remains). For more on the evolution of the pier from conception to reality, see the Implementation Map.