Burnham Plan of Chicago

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Wikipedia page about the 1909 Daniel Burnham Plan of Chicago

The Burnham Plan is a popular name for the 1909 Plan of Chicago, co-authored by Daniel Burnham and Edward H. Bennett. It recommended an integrated series of projects including new and widened streets, parks, new railroad and harbor facilities, and civic buildings. Though only portions of the plan were realized, the document reshaped Chicago's central area and was an important influence on the new field of city planning.

The Burnham Plan focused on 6 major elements:

Improvement of the lakefront

A regional highway system

Improvement of railway terminals

New outer parks

Systematic arrangement of streets

Civic and cultural centers