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Levine, in ‘The Quadruple Block Plan Expanded…,’ looks at the continued development of the Ladies Home Journal ‘prairie home’ of 1901, in 1913, by exploring Wright’s non-competitive City Club entry amidst the other quarter grid (Yeoman) proposals. Out of all the ranging submissions, Levine neglects to offer a reading of Drummond’s (admittedly odd) proposal for institutional centers and mixed housing footprints, despite Drummond’s project picking up on several features of Wright’s apartment/terrace work. Compare the types and relationships of collective housing to shared open space, commercial, institutional, and transit connections in Drummond and Wright’s proposals, using their City Club drawings. How does Drummond’s approach to infill development align with (or differ from) Wright’s repeated use of the Quadruple block plan? Pick one of the three following prompts and develop a short response, including: -a summary, response paragraph (three to six sentences) and -a design sketch (plan, section, diagram, conceptual geography, etc.) annotated to articulate the tectonic, spatial, social, and material relationships queried in the prompt. You may copy drawings from the reading, provided that you’re adding analytic markup.