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Daniel Burnham

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  • 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...
  • Eats you're not going to find in Zagat's guide

    Best hummus in the back of a jewelry store: We loved the lemony, bright hummus from the Oasis Cafe, 21 N. Wabash Ave., where Friday is always couscous day and you can price diamonds while you wait. Best falafel across from an adult bookstore: Haifa Cafe,...
  • Was there a Dearborn? A landmarks primer

    Burnham Hotel: Daniel Burnham, a visionary architect and urban planner, was the chief of construction and director of works of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and co-author of the far-sighted 1909 Plan of Chicago. Carson Pirie Scott &...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A guide to walking tours in Chicago, Evanston

    A guide to walking tours in Chicago, Evanston
    How many times has this happened to you? You're taking out-of-town visitors around the Loop or another popular neighborhood, and they point to a building you've seen thousands of times before and ask "What's that?" You hem and haw while your credibility...
  • Lakefront is in constant danger of exploitation

    Except for the existing Museum Campus, starting with the monstrosity of the intrusive McCormick Place east of Lake Shore Drive, the entire lakefront and our public parks are in constant danger of exploitation by commercially motivated and special...