Daniel H. Burnham Buildings of Chicago Photos

Daniel H. Burnham with his first partner John Wellborn Root designed several of the heritage landmark buildings of Chicago. Burnham made his name by being the overseeing architect for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair (Columbian Exposition). Given that this Fair pioneered the design of an ideal city, Burnham went on to create the urban plan for several American cities. Burnham & Root got the responsibility for the Fair in the first place because Root invented a method of floating artificial concrete bedrock which made highrises possible in the sandy soils of Chicago.

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Old Stone Gate of Chicago Union Stockyards. Chicago, IL.Architectural details of Union Stockyards Gate. Chicago, IL.Sculpted cow's head on Union Stockyards Gate. Chicago, IL.Tower detail of Union Stockyards Gate. Chicago, IL.
Old Stone Gate of Chicago Union Stockyards (c1875) (Exchange Ave. at Peoria St.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Burnham & Root. On National Register.Architectural details of Union Stockyards Gate. Chicago, IL.Sculpted cow's head on Union Stockyards Gate. Chicago, IL.Tower detail of Union Stockyards Gate. Chicago, IL.

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