|Daniel Burnham's most famous building, strangely enough, went up in New York City, not in his native Chicago. (It's undoubtedly familiar looking. Can you name it?|
|Burnham and his firm eventually designed twelve buildings|
in Chicago alone, along with forty-eight elsewhere in
the East and Midwest. In contrast, Adler and Sullivan
designed only eight.
|Burnham's overall plan for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition on Chicago's lakefront.|
|Burnham's buildings were all in the classical mode, or what was sometimes called the Beaux Arts style.|
|Burnham designed the Flatiron Building as a vertical Renaissance |
palazzo with Beaux-Arts styling. It's hard to imagine a building more
out-of-step with the dawning of 20th-century New York architecture.
|Edward Steichen's 1903 photo of the Flatiron Building is |
one of the earliest experimental uses of color film. Alfred Stieglitz's winter scene dates from 1902.
|A "point" room with a view. Just don't |
open the windows; the drafts are said to