Chicago Finally Approves Plans for Daniel Burnham Memorial

A full ten months after the commission was officially handed out to David Woodhouse to design a memorial here in Chicago to honor the legendary architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham and the city has finally given it the go ahead. While privately funded and located in an area that seems like the perfect spot to celebrate the man who laid out the “Plan for Chicago” (near the Field Museum on the south side of downtown), objections about the $5 million expense and its location kept the memorial’s construction on hiatus this past half year. Now that they finally have the thumbs up, the Tribune reports that construction will begin next year and should be finished by 2012.

Publish date: May 24, 2010 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT