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An Evening with Daniel Burnham
Chicago Actor RJ Lindsey portrays Chicago architect, Daniel Burnham who takes you on a Keynote slide tour of several of his Chicago buildings: Montauk 1881, first building built all year round; The Rookery, 1888, state of the art building technology; Monadnock 1891, tallest all masonry building in the world; Reliance 1890, over 50% covered in glass, first to use terra cotta on the exterior; Masonic Temple. 1892, at 20 stories the tallest building in the world. Burnham also shows many photographs of the building of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition, describing especially the Manufactures Building, the largest enclosed building in the world at 5 city blocks long.; and the story of George Ferris’s great wheel. Burnham concludes with his Chicago development Plan of 1909 based on his question, “How are we living?”
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