Mary Lim

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

v2: P3 ideas

Daniel Burnham
One of the fathers of skyscrapers

"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood."
"Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die."

Burnham and Root was one of the first architects to construct American skyscrapers. The earliest one is the Masonic Temple Building located in Chicago. It was considered the tallest building during the time, however was torn down. Burnham was also involved in the rebuilding of Chicago after the fire.


He also oversaw the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 in Chicago which celebrated the 400 year anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage. For their design, they reverted back to the Classical Style, using problem solving innovative practices.









For this project, I want to focus on his architectural plans:





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