first night


Picked up a cool assignment on my first day for an event I’ve been reading about all summer.  The city is celebrating the centennial of Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago, a pretty visionary urban planning look at future growth for the area, much of which actually happened.  Burnham is also the architect who planned and executed the 1893 World’s Fair which helped put Chicago on the map.

The observance included the design of two temporary pavilions in Millennium Park, and the one by Zaha Hadid ran well behind schedule and didn’t open until August. I shot some photos when it first opened in the evening for an early deadline, but the show came after dusk when the pavilion was lit with a rotating set of colored lights while a film about Daniel Burnham’s vision played inside.

(Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)


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