Encyclopedia ofChicago
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
How the Plan Was Implemented
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Plan Map

Click on the selected locations to learn what the Plan proposed for these sections of the city and what subsequently happened. Click on the area below the brief summary to see illustrative images. Click on the X in the upper-right corner of the summary to close the box with the summary before selecting another location.

Civic Center Grant Park Northerly Island Congress Parkway Municipal Piers Consolidated Railroad Stations Two-level Riverfront Drives Michigan Avenue Bridge Link Bridge Chicago River Straightening Roosevelt Road