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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
Grant Park Panorama, 2004
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The digital images for this 360-degree panorama were taken in September 2004 from the rooftop of the Santa Fe Building, the current name of the Railway Exchange Building. This is where Daniel Burnham had a special "penthouse" studio constructed to provide the space where the Plan of Chicago was created. The studio, considerably renovated (as has been the entire building) is visible in this panorama. To the east is Grant Park. One can clearly see Millennium Park to the north and east, the Art Institute across Michigan Avenue, and Buckingham Fountain to the southeast. Farther to the south the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum are visible in the distance.