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Daniel Burnham

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  • REVIEW: 'All Our Tragic' by The Hypocrites ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'All Our Tragic' by The Hypocrites ★★★★
    "Make no little plans" long has been the mantra of this city, a common justification for our hubristic plans for the skyline or lakefront, often trumping fiscal prudence. But between 11 o'clock in the morning and 11 at night on Sunday, a stretch of...
  • Review: The Promontory

    Review: The Promontory
    The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West 312-801-2100 Rating: 3.5 (out of four) Heating up Starbucks, Five Guys Burgers, LA Fitness, Chipotle—there's no question that the Harper Court redevelopment has brought a number of shiny new chains to...
  • George Lucas announces architects for lakefront museum

    George Lucas announces architects for lakefront museum
    "Star Wars" creator George Lucas on Monday announced an architectural team for his controversial planned museum on Chicago's lakefront: an avant-garde Chinese designer whose credits include Toronto-area skyscrapers dubbed the "Marilyn Monroe Towers" and...
  • At the Field Museum, an unclear map to Dante's circles of hell

    At the Field Museum, an unclear map to Dante's circles of hell
    Chicago should light up more of its signature buildings — even on nights when the Blackhawks are not winning the Stanley Cup. For one thing, projection technology has advanced to the point where any exterior surface can be an exciting canvas, flat...
  • 'Never Built Los Angeles' is a lavish counter-history

    When, in the 1920s, the pioneering Southern California social critic Louis Adamic called Los Angeles "the enormous village," he didn't mean it as a compliment. Rather, he was referring to L.A.'s insularity, its status as what Richard Meltzer would later...
  • Fixing schools to fix Chicago

    Fixing schools to fix Chicago
    In 1909, when Daniel Burnham issued his Plan of Chicago, city schools bustled with 300,000 children. Before the first day of school that year, the Tribune declared: "The children of all the world … the child of the tenements and the child of...
  • Part 1: History, grown locally

    Part 1: History, grown locally
    Legendary Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill famously coined the phrase "All politics is local," but for dedicated staff and volunteers at historical societies across the city and suburbs, so is all history. They are the ones who keep the flame of the...
  • Literary Saloon: The days of cable cars gone by

    Literary Saloon: The days of cable cars gone by
    Greg Borzo believes, and rightly so, that much of our city's history "hides in plain sight." There is, for instance, the small building in the accompanying photo, Borzo standing near it. Sitting prominently at 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. in Hyde Park,...
  • We seek your help in forging a new Plan of Chicago

    We seek your help in forging a new Plan of Chicago
    To our readers: In 1909, the great architect and planner Daniel Burnham laid out a vision that would shape Chicago's future — a seminal document of sweeping ambition befitting a boisterous, emerging metropolis at the turn of a new century. It...
  • A new Plan for Chicago

    A new Plan for Chicago
    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

     A request for your proposals
    Who can participate Whatever your role in the metropolitan area, we invite you or your organization to help craft a new Plan of Chicago. This is the Tribune's RFP, a request for your proposals to address the intertwined problems this series of...