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Navy Pier : a Chicago landmark

Author: Douglas Bukowski
Publisher: Chicago : Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the origins and construction of Navy Pier and describes its "golden era" to 1940, its role in the World War II home front, its college campus years, and its rediscovery and redevelopment for recreational use from the 1970s to the present.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
History
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bukowski, Douglas, 1952-
Navy Pier.
Chicago : Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority, 1996
(OCoLC)604661607
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Bukowski
ISBN: 1566631394 9781566631396 1566631157 9781566631150
OCLC Number: 34517362
Description: vii, 88 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm
Contents: City foundations --
Planning several piers, building one --
The first golden age --
From training school to university --
Shifting roles --
A second golden age --
Navy Pier fact sheet.
Responsibility: Douglas Bukowski.
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An entertaining, abundantly illustrated history of a Chicago landmark, inspired by Daniel Burnham and a feat of engineering, now a grand locale for public recreation.  Read more...

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