The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams



TBD – The El  [Destefano+Partners]

The efficient movement of people and goods throughout the region was a primary impetus for the Plan of Chicago. In 1909, the Model T was in its second year of production. Today’s transportation needs are more complex than Daniel Burnham envisioned, but Chicagoans are actively engaging current and future technologies to serve the twenty-first century.

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Big. Bold. Visionary. Chicago Considers the Next Century.

Friday, September 4 – Sunday, October 4, 2009

Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago did more than provide a vision for Chicago in the 20th century. It established a precedent of dreaming big and thinking boldly that every generation of Chicagoans since has firmly embraced. This exhibition taps current Chicago architects, planners, and landscape architects for their visions of the city and region in the 21st century and beyond. [MORE]

Chicago Tourism Center Gallery
72 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL

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CTA Provocation

4240 Architecture

Chicago Water Transit Service

Ross Barney Architects

Ohio Feeder Gateway

Studio Gang

Reinventing the El for the 21st Century



Clare Lyster

The Burnham Plan Centennial
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