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Planning Chicago

Author : D. Bradford Hunt
ISBN : 9781000084825
Genre : Architecture
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In this volume the authors tell the real stories of the planners, politicians, and everyday people who shaped contemporary Chicago, starting in 1958, early in the Richard J. Daley era. Over the ensuing decades, planning did much to develop the Loop, protect Chicago’s famous lakefront, and encourage industrial growth and neighborhood development in the face of national trends that savaged other cities. But planning also failed some of Chicago’s communities and did too little for others. The Second City is no longer defined by its past and its myths but by the nature of its emerging postindustrial future. This volume looks beyond Burnham’s giant shadow to see the sprawl and scramble of a city always on the make. This isn’t the way other history books tell the story. But it’s the Chicago way.
Category: Architecture

The Plan Of Chicago

Author : Carl Smith
ISBN : 9780226764733
Genre : History
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Arguably the most influential document in the history of urban planning, Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago, coauthored by Edward Bennett and produced in collaboration with the Commercial Club of Chicago, proposed many of the city’s most distinctive features, including its lakefront parks and roadways, the Magnificent Mile, and Navy Pier. Carl Smith’s fascinating history reveals the Plan’s central role in shaping the ways people envision the cityscape and urban life itself. Smith’s concise and accessible narrative begins with a survey of Chicago’s stunning rise from a tiny frontier settlement to the nation’s second-largest city. He then offers an illuminating exploration of the Plan’s creation and reveals how it embodies the renowned architect’s belief that cities can and must be remade for the better. The Plan defined the City Beautiful movement and was the first comprehensive attempt to reimagine a major American city. Smith points out the ways the Plan continues to influence debates, even a century after its publication, about how to create a vibrant and habitable urban environment. Richly illustrated and incisively written, his insightful book will be indispensable to our understanding of Chicago, Daniel Burnham, and the emergence of the modern city.
Category: History

Planning A Vacation Why Not Chicago

Author : Louise Hathaway
ISBN : 9781311907912
Genre : Travel
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Free travelogue. I've always been fascinated by Frank Lloyd Wright & the many craftsmen homes he designed there. I grew up listening to Chicago-style blues & longed to hear some Blues’ bands perform at the famous “Buddy Guy’s”. I've also been intrigued by Chicago’s colorful gangster past & wanted to see a live show at the Second City Improv. And then--there's the famous pizza! Who can say no?
Category: Travel

Great Escapes Chicago Day Trips Weekend Getaways Easy Planning Quick Access Best Places To Visit Great Escapes

Author : Karla Zimmerman
ISBN : 9781581579246
Genre : Travel
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Great Escapes: Chicago presents fresh weekend escapes both in and around Chicago. Organized in an innovative format, it dispenses information and advice according to themes including “Eat,” “Play,” and “Learn.” As one of the few guidebooks devoted to weekend escapes from Chicago, Great Escapes: Chicago appeals to residents of Chicago and its metropolitan region desiring quick and inexpensive vacations and reignites interest in nearby Chicago.
Category: Travel

Chicago S North Michigan Avenue

Author : John W. Stamper
ISBN : 0226770850
Genre : Architecture
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Since its opening in the 1920s, Chicago's North Michigan Avenue has been one of the city's most prestigious commerical corridors, lined by some of its most architecturally distinctive business, residential, and hotel buildings. Planned by Daniel Burnham in 1909, the avenue became the principal connecting link between downtown and the wealthy, residential "Gold Coast" north of the Loop. Some thirty buildings were constructed along its path in the ten-year period before the Depression, an urban expansion comparable in significance to that of Pennsylvania and Park Avenues. John W. Stamper traces the complex development of North Michigan Avenue from the 1880s to the 1920s building boom that solidified its character and economic base, describing the initiation of the planning process by private interests to its execution aided by the city's powerful condemnation and taxation proceedings. He focuses on individual buildings constructed on the avenue, including the Renaissance- and Gothic-inspired Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, and Drake Hotel, and places them within the context of factors governing their construction—property ownership, financing, zoning laws, design theory, and advertising. Stamper compares this stylistically diverse mixture of low- and high-rise structures with earlier, rejected planning proposals, all of which had prescribed a uniformly designed, European-like avenue of continuous cornice heights, consistent facade widths, and complementary stylistic features. He analyzes the drastically different character the avenue took by 1930, with high-rise towers reaching thirty stories and beyond, in terms of the clash among economic, political, and architectural interests. His argument—that the discrepancies between the rejected plans and reality illustrate the developers' choice of economic return on their investment over aesthetic community—is extended through to the present avenue and the virtual disregard of the urban qualities proposed at its inception. Generously illustrated, with an epilogue condensing the avenue's history between the end of World War II and the present, this is an exhaustive account of an important topic in the history of modern architecture and city planning.
Category: Architecture

Planning As Persuasive Storytelling

Author : James A. Throgmorton
ISBN : 0226799638
Genre : History
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"Planning as Persuasive Storytelling is a revealing look at the world of political conflict surrounding the Commonwealth Edison Company's ambitious nuclear power plant construction program in northern Illinois during the 1980s. Examining the clash between the utility, consumer groups, community-based groups, the Illinois Commerce Commission, and the City of Chicago, Throgmorton argues that planning can best be thought of as a form of persuasive storytelling. A planner's task is to write future-oriented texts that employ language and figures of speech designed to construct constituencies that the planner's vision is both desirable and feasible. Though seeking to persuade, the planner must also remain open to transformation through honest engagement with contending stories. Juxtaposing stories about efforts to construct Chicago's electric future, Planning as Persuasive Storytelling suggests a shift in how we think about planning. In order to account for the fragmented and conflicted nature of contemporary American life and politics, that shift would be away from "science" and the "experts" and toward persuasive storytelling by diverse authors"--Back cover.
Category: History

Plan Of Chicago Prepared Under The Direction Of The Commercial Club During The Years Mcmvi Mcmvii

Author : Commercial Club of Chicago
ISBN : UOM:39015006347580
Genre : Architecture
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The plan of Chicago is the unquestioned masterpiece of Daniel Burnham, who at the time of its completion was riding the crest of an immense reputation as one of the leading architects and certainly the leading city planner of the nation. He launched almost singlehandedly the "city beautiful movement," which was to dominate American city planning well into the twenties.
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The Failure Of Planning

Author : Richard Hogan
ISBN : 0814209238
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science

Plans Of Chicago

Author : Robert Samuel Roche
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215491783
Genre : Architecture
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"In Plans of Chicago, the authors investigate the Plan of Chicago as a design strategy and a point of departure for a new regional planning approach. They illuminate its historical context through a discussion of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and the 1901 McMillan Plan for Washington, D.C., its primary antecedents." --Book Jacket.
Category: Architecture