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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
Will the Plan Be Carried Out?
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A draft in Daniel Burnham's handwriting (complete with crossouts and marginal calculations), on letterhead of the special rooms on top of the Railway Exchange Building, of another speech in support of the Plan. In response to his own rhetorical question, Burnham states, "To answer this each [person] must first answer for himself the question of its desirability."