Building Chicago

Today we did a simulation on City Building. We discussed the theory of  “City Beautiful,”  Chicago’s rapid growth post-fire, and how Daniel Burnham’s Plan of 1909 transformed the city. After we understood the need to thoughtfully develop a city, we did it on our own.

Below is the slideshow we viewed to understand the Plan of 1909 and how it transformed the city.

And below is the map we used to design our own city: