|Burnham's Notes on Costs
In Daniel Burnham's early notes on the estimated costs for developing the Plan of Chicago, the biggest single item is Edward Bennett's salary, which Burnham thought would be more than half the wages required. The preparation of the drawings he was convinced were vital to getting public support for the proposals is also a significant item, as is the preparation of the final report. The Plan ended up taking over two-and-a-half years to prepare (rather than the one year assumed here), and it cost more than three times the total of this preliminary estimate.
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