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Architecture September, 17 2009

Daniel Burnham’s Plan of Chicago

Daniel Burnham’s monumental Plan of Chicago (1909) was unprecedented in its size and scope. Given the date of production, one shouldn’t be surprised that a number of celebratory exhibitions have run course during the year. Among them, the Art Institute of Chicago’s Plan of Chicago brings to public eye the illustrations Burnham commissioned to give his plan visual pull. These images realize Burnham’s ideas, and in their time worked as a major selling point.

The museum’s exhibition runs until December 15, 2009, but full exploration of the plan, its drawings, and more are available via an online exhibition titled “Without Bounds or Limits.”

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