Opening Friday, June 7th, from 5PM - 8PM
On view through Saturday, July 20th
Everything built, was once a dream…
The heart of Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago was the Civic Center, located on the city’s cardinal axis, Congress Parkway. Burnham’s Civic Center was never built. Instead of his monument to democracy, we have the Circle Interchange – third worst traffic interchange in America, responsible for the loss of 25 million driving hours per year.
Chicago has a hole in its heart.
Marshall Brown, urban designer and architect has constructed three scenarios – one political, one economic, one cultural – for the future of the Chicago Circle. His show at Western Exhibitions, Center of the World, Chicago, will feature models, photomontage, and a trio of original videograms that project histories of Chicago’s future as the center of the world.