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Online - CAC: Daniel Burnham

  • September 05, 2020
  • 1:00 PM
  • Zoom, Chicago Architecture Center (CAC)
Daniel Burnham: Realist or Idealist?

A prolific architect, trailblazing city planner and civic leader, Daniel Burnham has been described as both a pragmatic realist and a visionary idealist. CAC docent Marcia Matavulj dives into this apparent contradiction during this virtual event. 

This program will explore Burnham’s architectural practice during Chicago’s fast-moving progression from short buildings with load-bearing walls to steel-framed skyscrapers never seen before. This presentation also explores the impact of the World’s Columbian Exposition on Burnham’s career and life—how it affected his approach to architecture and set him on a path toward urban planning and civic leadership.

The event is free for CAC members and $8 for the public plus a $3 convenience fee. For more details and registration, please see here

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