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Title: The railway terminal problem of Chicago; a series of addresses before the City club, June third to tenth, 1913, dealing with the proposed re-organization of the railway terminals of Chicago, including all terminal proposals now before the City council committee on railway terminals.
Year: 1913 (1910s)
Authors: City Club of Chicago
Subjects: Railroad stations –Illinois –Chicago.
Publisher: Chicago, The City club of Chicago, 1913.

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side, if permitted. Underour plan we would cover up the railroad tracks so there would be nomenace to property values and no offence to the eye. All the worlds transportation experts agree on the importanceof water contact with rail terminals. Our plan provides for suchcontact. Along the river north of 12th Street, two street levelsare provided, a lower street serving the river traffic and an upperone serving the warehouse district. Our ideas for river developmentfollow those of Paris. There they have cjuay streets, and upon theupper level of the abutting streets are located handsome buildings. 24 PROPOSAL OF THE CHICAGO PLAN COMMISSION Objections have been raised to warehouses and freight yardsalong the river on festhetic grounds. Why cannot attractive and Warehousesubstantial warehouses be built over the railroad tracks similar to MadTlttractivethe wholesale house of Marshall Field & Co., for instance? Insteadof our river being the most negligible phase of Chicago life, it could

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Plale 11 BIRDS-EYE VIEW OF PART OF CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CHICAGO SHOWTNG PAS-SENGER AND FREIGHT TERMINAL PLAN PROPOSED BY OFFICERS AND STAFFOF CHICAGO PLAN COiMMISSION L\ RELATION TO PROPOSED CIVIC CENTER The civic center proposed in the Plan of Chicago is shown here at the intersection of Congressand Halsted streets. One of the objections urged against the so-called Pennsylvania Plan is itsinterference with the plans for the location of the civic center at this point. and should be made the most attractive. Chicago is richer poten-tially in that respect than almost any city in the world. The Cityof Dresden has combined splendidly the aesthetic and the practicalin its development of river streets in a manner such as we proposefor Chicago, and so has the City of Diisseldorf, famous for its scien-tific commercial development. It is said that we cannot carry out our river plan in twenty-five 25 THE RAILWAY TERMINAL PROBLEM OF CHICAGO

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