Touring Chicago on a miniature scale

As a part of the year-long celebration commemorating Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago, the Chicago Architecture Foundation has unveiled a scale model of downtown Chicago, including representations of more than 1,000 buildings from 16th Street to Grand Avenue and Lake Michigan to Halsted Street and portions of River North, Streeterville, and the Gold Coast between Grand and Oak.

On Monday I visited the model in the atrium of the Santa Fe Building, 224 S Michigan Ave, and talked to Lynn Osmond, Greg Dreicer, and Kate Keleman of the architecture foundation about the Chicago Model City’s creation and purpose. The exhibit will be open to the public through Nov. 20.

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