Plan of Chicago, 1900s

One of the most impressive features of the Plan of Chicago, a layout for the city developed by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST002253" title="Daniel Burnham" href="/topic/arts-culture/architecture/daniel-burnham-PEHST002253.topic">Daniel Burnham</a>, was its comprehensive sweep, including railway stations, parks, radial arterial streets, piers, and a yacht harbor in one integrated, rational urban landscape. At the heart of the plan was a civic center at the intersection of Halsted and Congress Streets, which became the site of the Chicago Circle expressway interchange.
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( Photo courtesy Art Institute of Chicago )

One of the most impressive features of the Plan of Chicago, a layout for the city developed by Daniel Burnham, was its comprehensive sweep, including railway stations, parks, radial arterial streets, piers, and a yacht harbor in one integrated, rational urban landscape. At the heart of the plan was a civic center at the intersection of Halsted and Congress Streets, which became the site of the Chicago Circle expressway interchange.

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