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Daniel Burnham

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  • Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates

    Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates
    For more than a century, The Force -- as in the force of law -- has been with open space advocates as they battled to keep Chicago’s lakefront free of buildings. In 1909, Aaron Montgomery Ward won a historic court fight that kept the Field...
  • Editorial: Put Lucas' museum anywhere but Chicago's lakefront

    Editorial: Put Lucas' museum anywhere but Chicago's lakefront
    "(I)n no instance will further private development be permitted east of Lake Shore Drive." — Lakefront Plan of Chicago Chicago, already a huge draw for tourists, is the logical place for George Lucas to display his collection of art and movie...
  • Planned memorial to Daniel Burnham revised

    Planned memorial to Daniel Burnham revised
    Five years after unveiling plans for a public memorial to the great Chicago architect and planner Daniel Burnham, the project's backers issued a revised concept Thursday that includes an interactive, 1.6-mile walking trail stretching from Millennium...
  • Building a Chicago action plan

     Building a Chicago action plan
    A century ago civic architect Daniel Burnham mapped a physical future for this city. He had intended to design social remedies as well but didn't deliver. Today, with education failures, joblessness, crime and other intertwined challenges confronting...
  • A request for your proposals

    We invite you or your organization to help craft a new Plan of Chicago. Our goal is to address the city's current challenges holistically, not one by one. Among them: violent crime, underperforming public schools, joblessness, troubled families,...
  • Chicago competing for America's Cup

    Chicago has been under consideration as a host for the 2017 America's Cup regatta, one of the world's premier sporting events, since winter, said Don Wilson Jr., who is leading Chicago's host committee. "This winter, we were contacted by the America's...
  • We're adding more opinion pages

    Dear readers, Beginning today, we are expanding our opinion pages and offering more commentary. We are adding a Perspective page each Monday and Tuesday, joining our editorial and op-ed pages. That means the Tribune will publish three opinion pages each...
  • Shape tomorrow's citizenry

    Chicago’s most important long-term asset is its young people. While Daniel Burnham’s Plan of Chicago boldly transformed the physical landscape of Chicago, it fell short in terms of mobilizing our human capital.┬áThis can change. Chicago can and...
  • Chicago's Century

    Chicago's Century
    More than a century ago, civic architect Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago helped set this city on course to grow and thrive. Burnham understood the power of big ideas to fire the imagination, to dial up the civic flame and create a city of prosperity and,...
  • Chicago's Trump Tower signage is offensive

    Chicago's Trump Tower signage is offensive
    Architecture in Chicago is no small thing. It stands more prominently in the public conscience than arguably any other American city. And now, regrettably, so does one sign. The recent installation of nearly 20-foot-6-inch-high letters spelling "TRUMP"...
  • How Chicagoans can shape their city's future

    How Chicagoans can shape their city's future
    Chicago's heart-stopping lakefront, thrumming Loop and brawny riverfront did not happen by accident or sheer luck. This city rose from swamp to global elite because people — including famed architect Daniel Burnham and a legion of politicians,...