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The Plan of Chicago by Carl Smith
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This fall's One Book, One Chicago selection.

An interesting book that tells the story of the creation of The Plan of Chicago (often referred to as the Burnham Plan), describes the Plan itself, and discusses the impact it had on Chicago city planning.

I found it dense in spots, and when I didn't have personal knowledge of the area of the city that was being discussed, I got a little lost, but it's worth it for the accompanying art alone--illustrations from the Plan, and pictures of Chicago over the years. I'll be interested to see what other Chicagoans thought of it.

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September 5, 2009 – Shelved
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November 1, 2009 – Finished Reading

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