Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Chicago History Museum Exhibit on High Speed Rail in Chicago

November 8, 2008–January 19, 2009

Chicago History Museum

KPMG and Paul and Katherine Snyder Community Gallery

Monday–Wednesday & Friday–Saturday 9:30 am–4:30 pm Thursday 9:30 am–8 pm; Sunday 12–5 pm

Free with museum entrance fee

The Chicago of the near future—too pluralistic, decentralized, and complex for the sort of comprehensive urban plan proposed by Daniel Burnham in 1909—will require new tools, mechanisms, and strategies. Burnham 2.0, promulgated and curated by the Chicago Architectural Club, will envision a new plan of Chicago in the form of discrete topics, episodes, and urban projects conceived by members of the Club working in teams. The show will also display the top entries in the Club’s biennial Burnham Prize international design competition, focusing this year on designs for one aspect of the new composite urban plan: an intermodal terminal in Chicago’s West Loop district where a regional high-speed train hub will interface with local highway, metro, and riverway networks.

Presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival in partnership with the Chicago Architectural Club and the Chicago History Museum

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