Mini City Unveiled by Chicago Architecture Foundation
By Benjy Lipsman in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 9, 2009 5:20PM
Image via Architecture.org
The 35-foot-by-25-foot Chicago Model City was built with the help of computers and a new three-dimensional "printing" process called stereolithography. Every building between Oak St. and 16th Street, from the lake to Ashland Ave., was recreated in tiny form, with the Sears Tower topping out at three feet in height.
Along with the model city as the centerpiece, the exhibit will also encompass five themes of Chicago's development -- Global City, Connected City, Green City, Beautiful City, and New City -- that touch upon the role transportation plays in city's growth and ways the city has tried to make itself a better place for us to live.