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Chicago architects believed they could shape the future with their plans for the modern city.

Envisioning the future – 100 years ago

by Julie Davis
June 06, 2013


Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University

Robert Mallet-Stevens, "Town Hall" from "Une Cité Modern," 1922.

Early 20th century Chicago architects influenced parks, skyscrapers and homes worldwide. An exhibition at Northwestern’s Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Drawing the Future, explores their vision for city design.