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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
Widening Michigan Avenue
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This image of Michigan Avenue above Randolph Street before it was widened is from Walter Moody's book, What of the City? (1919). The widening of Michigan Avenue in this area began on April 13, 1918, with Mayor William Hale Thompson at the head of the ceremonial wrecking crew.