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Burnham, Daniel Hudson, 1846-1912


The Burnham Plan Centennial

When Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett collaborated with the Commercial Club of Chicago in 1909 to create a dramatic vision for the greater Chicago Region they took on the task with vigor and sustained commitment. The Burnham Plan Centennial group is made up of organizations that include the Adler Planetarium, the American Planning Association, and the University of Chicago. Visitors can get a...
Without Bounds or Limits: An Online Exhibition of the Plan of Chicago

Noted architect and planner Daniel Burnham once said "Make no small plans." It was his mantra, and when he worked on the celebrated 1909 Plan of Chicago, he certainly thought big. This wonderful exhibit from the Art Institute of Chicago brings together some of the original drafts, meeting minutes, and images related to this landmark in urban planning history. These items are divided into four...