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Chicago Metropolis 2020: The Chicago Plan for the Twenty-First Century

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In the late nineteenth century, Chicago was a commercial colossus, a city growing more quickly than New York, flooded with industrial money and brassy confidence but ravaged by great income disparities, dangerously lax health standards, and labor upheavals. For Chicago to become the city it could be, civic leaders recognized the need for order and planning, both to solve Chicago's problems and to prepare it for a prosperous future. The result was architect Daniel Burnham's 1909 plan for Chicago, a model of urban planning, ...

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Chicago Metropolis 2020: The Chicago Plan for the Twenty-First Century
2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226402000

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