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The Plan of Chicago by Carl Smith
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Interesting and thorough, if somewhat dry. An obvious choice for anyone who loves Chicago and/or urban planning. I think I would have liked it more if Smith sprinkled in more "and you can see the effects of this today..." explanations throughout the book rather than saving it to the last couple chapters. Very nice to have the illustrations and photos. It was fun to see what they thought chicago would look like and how it actually turned out. Grant park? Got it! Giant domed building at Congress and Halsted? Not so much.

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Reading Progress

July 30, 2011 – Started Reading
July 30, 2011 – Shelved
August 19, 2011 – Finished Reading

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