Feb 21, 2016

The Illiana Expressway

The Illiana (Illinois and Indiana) Expressay is proposed to become a beltway around the southern portion of  Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana. We were working on this when I entered the planning profession in 1973 and we have been working on it ever since.  It takes a long time to go from proposal to reality.

Initial plans proposed the road must closer to the urban portion of the Chicago metropolitan region.


The road comports to Burnham's Plan of Chicago 1909.
Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago 1909 is over 100 years old. The plan was completed with the assistance of city planner Edward H. Bennett and artist Jules Guerin.

Image: Plan of Chicago 1909, illustration by Jules Guerin

  1. Burnham Plan of Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Burnham plan was a plan for the future of Chicago city. The project was begun in 1906 by the Merchants Club, which merged with the Commercial Club of ...
  2. The Burnham Plan Centennial: Home Page

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  3. Images for the burnham plan

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  4. Burnham Plan - Encyclopedia of Chicago

    The visionary Plan of Chicago (1909) creates pictures of a City Beautiful, calls upon civic character to realize the goal, and characterizes Chicagoans as a ...
  5. The Plan of Chicago. A Brief Summary - Chicago CartoGraphics

    BOLD PLANS. BIG DREAMS. In 1909, Daniel Burnham, Edward Bennett, and the Commercial Club of Chicago launched an era of big dreams for the Chicago ...
  6. Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City : PBS

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  7. Without Bounds or Limits: Images of the Plan - Art Institute of Chicago

    To that end, Burnham often used lantern slides to display images of the Plan during his promotional talks. The precursors to modern-day projection technology...
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    Daniel H. Burnham and Chicago's Parks - Chicago Park District

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  9. Make Big Plans: Burnham Plan Centennial | Newberry

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  10. Burnham Plan 1905 - FoundSF

    Map of the Burnham Plan 1905. Notice the broad avenues and central meeting points. Daniel Burnham, the most prominent city planner of the day, made his first ...
  11. Replay: What Made the Burnham Plan of ... - The Urbanophile

    Apr 30, 2010 – As part of my Burnham Plan centennial celebration, I was recently prompted to ponder what made this plan successful. (Let us put aside for ...