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In the this article, chicago is described as “lake front city”.  Lake Shore Drive exemplifies the lake front in Chicago. LSD is not a boulevard rather a highway. Although with its noncommercial character, and scenic borders it is very different from most other eight lane highways. Driving down LSD allows people to be able to get a sense of the larger city by the views on the strip of road. The road parrells the beach and park on the east side and high rise buildings on the west side of the highway.

Lake Shore drive came into existance due to plans by Daniel Burnham, which is described in this article. It was originally created becuase the other roads were terribly congested. So then the Plan of Chicago was created by Burnham. The master plan was centered around the lakefront and creating a pleasure drive. Now to this day, Chicago has a waterfront park system on the lakefront almost unparalleled among major cities worldwide.

– Jeremy


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