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Daniel Burnham

New York's Classic Skyscrapers: An Insider's Grand Tour

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.26.2017 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The idea of the city skyscraper, of building up instead of out, was first dreamt up back in Chicago's frontier days. But to those, like me, who spend...

Cardinal Dolan Misses The Point

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

When I read Cardinal Dolan's budget deficit message, I wept for St. Francis. Cardinal Dolan has domesticated this great Saint, tamed this wild man, reduced him from a radical, destabilizing force of nature into the patron saint of household pets.

Historic Glenview Home Can Be Yours For $1

TribLocal | on 8/26/10 at 05:11 PM, | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Got a buck? Why not spend it on a house? A historic home in Glenview is on the market, and anyone who wants it can have it for $1 -- as long as the...

PHOTOS: Chicago Mag Names Best Buildings In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For months, Chicago magazine has been running "Top 40" lists to celebrate their 40th anniversary and highlight the best Chicago films, music, art and ...

Bronze, Steel And Controversy: Chicago Statues Not Always Met With Open Arms

The A.V. Club Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last week, the Chicago Plan Commission approved the Burnham Memorial, a privately funded $5 million tribute to architect Daniel Burnham. The memorial ...

Quigley Delivers Top Ten Reasons Chicago Is World's Best City To Congress

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley took a page from David Letterman Tuesday night, delivering a Top Ten list from the floor of Congress of his "Reasons Chicago is...

Burned by the IOC, But Not by Burnham: Lessons From the Collapse in Copenhagen

Andy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Shaw

With or without Daley at the helm, it's time to make some other big plans that have the power to stir all of our souls.

Small Plans: Why Illinois' Asian Carp Response Has Daniel Burnham Spinning in His Grave

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Our state's response to the Asian Carp crisis has been spineless politicking, obstruction, and a concerted effort to delay a real solution. It is all that is wrong with Illinois politics in a nutshell.

Chicago Architect David Woodhouse Chosen To Design Burnham Memorial

Chicago Tribune | Blair Kamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago architect David Woodhouse, who shaped the visitor pavilions at Buckingham Fountain, was named the winner Wednesday of a controversial design c...

Chicago River: From Open Sewer to Crown Jewel?

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

While the city and residents have embraced the river, the governmental agency responsible for the waterway continues to turn its back to the river and consider it an open sewer.

Some Residents Resist Calls For Completing Burnham's Lakefront Plan

Chicago Public Radio | Shawn Allee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's lakefront is having a birthday of sorts. On July 4, 1909, architect Daniel Burnham unveiled a plan for continuous park space up and down the...

Millennium Park Burnham Centennial Pavilions Unveiled

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicagoans got their first glimpse late Tuesday of the two temporary pavilions designed by internally-celebrated architects that will setup shop in Mi...

Looking at Chicago History Through the Keyhole of Private Clubs

Howard Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Wolinsky

The clubs played a role in shaping the city of Chicago over the past 140 years, helping transform a rough-and-tumble prairie town to a sophisticated and still rough-and-tumble world city.

Burnham Memorial Planned For Museum Campus: The Right Site?

Chicago Tribune | Blair Kamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

I am both happy and horrified that some well-meaning people want to a build a lakefront memorial to Daniel Burnham, the architect and urban planner wh...

The Audacity Of Hope

Kenneth Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Kenneth Thompson

Let us hope that President-elect Obama continues to inspire the American people to forgo divisiveness and to instead unite to make the country better for all.

Why Burnham Still Matters To Chicago

Chicago Tribune | Patrick T. Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Daniel Burnham's exhortation "Make no little plans" doesn't appear in his Plan of Chicago, but that 1909 document, called the beginning of modern urba...

Millennium Park Getting Pavilions Designed By Acclaimed Architects Van Berkel And Hadid

Chicago Tribune | Blair Kamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The high-powered committee marking the 100th anniversary of architect Daniel Burnham's influential Plan of Chicago on Thursday will announce events de...

A Civic Seance: Can the Spirit of Daniel Burnham Reshape Chicago?

Lynn Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lynn Becker

With the airlines apparently limitless contempt for their passengers driving more and more travelers into Amtrak's arms, the importance of inter-city rail is finally shaking free from decades of Reagan-styled abuse and ridicule.