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Daniel Burnham

April 6, 2009, 12pm PDT
A memorial to famed planner Daniel Burnham will be built on the lakefront in Chicago, and three finalists were recently chosen to design it. The designs haven't been made public yet, to the frustration of some locals.
Chicago Tribune
March 4, 2009, 2pm PST
That's just one of the interesting tidbits in this celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Plan of Chicago and Daniel Burnham in The New Yorker.
The New Yorker
March 4, 2009, 8am PST
The author of this article expresses their concern for a potential Daniel Burnham memorial that does little to represent his ideas--or good planning.
Chicago Tribune
Blog post
February 4, 2009, 6pm PST

Anyone who has picked up a greeting card, coffee mug, or calendar in the past 100 years or so can recognize the sentiments of any number of great American environmentalists: Whitman and his yawp, Thoreau and his deliberateness, Frost and his serene decisiveness. We know the exhortations of Carson, Leopold, Emerson, and Abbey. John Muir, John McPhee, and Barry Lopez are known to have taken a few strolls through the chestnuts. 

Josh Stephens
January 20, 2009, 1pm PST
One of Chicago architect Daniel Burnham's lesser-known achievements was a rethinking of the National Mall, bringing ideas- like a reflecting pool- from his designs for the Columbian Exhibition of 1893.
Chicago Tribune
November 15, 2008, 9am PST
Besides Chicago, another Daniel Burnham-planned city is turning 100. Baguio City in the Philippines will turn 100 in 2009, and local planners are trying to apply urban reform elements from Burnham's original plan in time for the celebration.
Philippine Daily Inquirer
September 16, 2008, 7am PDT
As the 100-year anniversary of the writing of the Burnham Plan for Chicago approaches, the city and its suburbs are thinking big about how to improve the city.
Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>One of Chicago's most famous streetscapes is threatened by proposed new towers.</p>
The Chicago Tribune