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Plan of Manila in Plan of Chicago

 

 

 

Plan of Manila in Plan of Chicago

Relatively unknown when he designed the Prairie Avenue home of his father-in-law John Sherman, Daniel H. Burnham's fame as an architect and urban planner spread worldwide as a result of his notable buildings and his supervision of the creation of the White City at the World's Columbian Exposition. Part of a group charged with creating a plan for Washington, D.C. in 1901, he seemed a logical choice to the U.S. Philippine Commission to design plans for Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, and Baguio, a site designated as the summer capital by American colonial administrators. Working with assistant Pierce Anderson, Burnham prepared a plan, presented in 1905, that combined the tenets of the City Beautiful movement with the natural attractions of Manila. Recommendations Burnham made for Manila (and Washington and Cleveland and San Francisco) would also appear in his famous 1909 Plan of Chicago.