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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
Metropolis 2020
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This image appears on the cover of The Metropolis Plan: Choices for the Chicago Region, a booklet summarizing the major goals and proposals discussed in much greater detail in Chicago Metropolis 2020: The Chicago Plan for the Twenty-First Century. While this image does not have a precise equivalent in the Plan of Chicago, it evokes the Plan's bird's-eye views of the city. A significant difference is that the vantage here is from a greater distance than any of the Guerin drawings, reflecting Chicago Metropolis 2020's emphasis on the broad region that includes Chicago and not just on the city itself.