Essential Architecture- Chicago

Chicago urban design and World's Columbian Exposition Gallery  

  proposed
 
  a: plan, with existing and proposed roads, from Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett, Plan of Chicago (Chicago, 1909).
 
  b: aerial view of civic center, from Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett, Plan of Chicago (Chicago, 1909).
 
  c: plan of civic center, from Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett, Plan of Chicago (Chicago, 1909).
 
  d: aerial view toward lake, from Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett, Plan of Chicago (Chicago, 1909).
 
  e: N-S boulevard, from Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett, Plan of Chicago (Chicago, 1909).
 
  f: Michigan Ave., looking south, from Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett, Plan of Chicago (Chicago, 1909).
 
  g: river intersection, from Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett, Plan of Chicago (Chicago, 1909).
 
  h: regional arteries, from Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett, Plan of Chicago (Chicago, 1909).
   
  actual
   
 
  City of Chicago, aerial view in 1871 (detail), lithograph by William Flint, 1872, Panoramic Map Collection (G4104.C6A3 1871 .C5 MLC), Library of Congress
 
  City of Chicago, aerial view in 1892, lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1892, Panoramic Map Collection (G4104.C6A3 1892 .C8), Library of Congress
 
  City of Chicago, aerial view in 1916 (detail), lithograph by By Arno B. Reincke, 1916, Panoramic Map Collection (G4104.C6A3 1916 .R41), Library of Congress
   
  World's Columbian Exposition, 1893
   
 
  (D. H. Burnham and F.L. Olmsted), ground plan, Daniel Burnham & John Wellborn Root, architects, with F.L. Olmsted, landscape architect.
 
  Transportation Building, Louis Sullivan, architect.  General view, old photograph
 
  Transportation Building, "Golden Doorway," Louis Sullivan, architect.
 
  Fine Arts Building Charles Atwood, architect. Now the Museum of Science and Industry .
  Originally built as the Palace of Fine Arts for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, this structure later became the first home of the Field Museum of Natural History. After the museum moved out, the plaster-clad building was reconstructed (1929-33) in stone for the Museum of Science and Industry. Although its exterior is an exact copy of the original Beaux-Arts style Classical Revival design, its interior was remodeled in the Art Moderne style, under the direction of architect Alfred Shaw.
 
  Transportation Building, 1891-1893, Adler & Sullivan, architects, interior, , Lantern Slide Coll., GSD, Harvard U. [Images of America, Library of Congress]: (#X514/d.3)
 
  panoramic photo from behind lagoon, showing train tracks, E. W. Irish, 1893, Panoramic Photograph Collection (pan 6a27057), Library of Congress

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