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Section 1: Science and Urban Life

The Internet contains a wealth of information, but sometimes it's a little tricky to find what you need. By using the preselected Web sites provided below you will be able to narrow your search, answer assigned questions, and save precious time. Simply follow the links to find valuable research materials and activity support. There's a lot of information in here, happy hunting!

Central Park History http://www.centralpark.com/ pages/ history.html
Brief history of Central Park in New York City.

The Plan of Chicago, 1909 http://www.chipublib.org/ 004chicago/ timeline/ plan.html
Information about Daniel Burnham and his architectural plan for the city of Chicago.

Olmsted in Buffalo http://www.geocities.com/ Heartland/ 7172/
Detailed information about Frederick Law Olmsted's pioneering design for the Buffalo, New York, public park system.

The Louis Sullivan Page http://www.geocities.com/ CapitolHill/ 2317/ sullivan.html
Look at the life and work of Louis Sullivan, including links to photographs of buildings he designed.