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Daniel Burnham

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  • At last: Opening Day for Millennium Park

    Above a blighted, sunken site once occupied by railroad tracks and a gravel parking lot, what is arguably Chicago's most expansive outdoor cultural project since the Columbian Exposition of 1893 is finally open. Millennium Park, which cost more than $475...
  • Part 3: The alternatives

    Anyone who is satisfied with the way Chicago protects its historic landmarks should hitch a ride to New York City in a tractor-trailer loaded with refrigerated steer carcasses. They'll arrive in the dead of night on the cobblestone streets of Manhattan's...
  • Preserve parkland that would be used for Obama library

    Carving off 20 or so acres from public parks (such as Washington Park and Jackson Park) for the Obama presidential library flies in the face of the guiding principle of Daniel Burnham: that land should be set aside for all the people and not a...
  • The Plan of Chicago journey, so far

     The Plan of Chicago journey, so far
    "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...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • Wrigley Building clearly a landmark

    We live in Daleyland. Or Wonderland. Sometimes, it seems as if it's the same place. Mayor Richard M. Daley's recent assertion that the city will not seek landmark status for the iconic Wrigley Building takes us straight through the looking glass and into...
  • Beloved building vulnerable because it is not a landmark

    "London has Big Ben, Paris has the Eiffel Tower, and Chicago has the Wrigley Building," the architectural historian Sally Chappell once wrote. That is an overstatement, perhaps--Sears Tower and the John Hancock Center are the city's real skyscraper...
  • Sentimental journey

    Frank Gehry was beating back some of the buzz about his new music pavilion in Millennium Park: It may look new wave, but it's really old hat, a pale echo of his acclaimed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Gehry got the Chicago project in 1999, two...
  • The Millennium Park effect

    NEW CATCH PHRASE was in the air after Frank Gehry's shimmering Guggenheim Museum made its spectacular debut eight years ago in the tattered shipbuilding city of Bilbao, Spain: "the Bilbao effect." The term, which sounded like weather forecasting jargon,...
  • Part 1: The threat to neighborhoods

    Twenty years ago, the city of Chicago launched a mission never undertaken before by any major American community. It dispatched teams of architectural experts to examine every last one of the city's buildings -- nearly half a million. Their charge: To...
  • Part 2: The demolition machine

    The wrecking crews began tearing into the tavern on July 3, pummeling the Bavarian gable and the ornate brickwork that had the feel of old Germany. The tavern was part of "Schlitz Row," a mini-city of saloons, beer gardens, houses and stables that the...