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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
Harold Washington Library Center
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The construction of the Harold Washington Library (1991) at 400 South State Street was intended both to replace a century-old facility (now the Chicago Cultural Center, on Michigan Avenue between Randolph and Washington Streets) and to revitalize the South Loop.