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The Burnham Center
A classic Chicago-style skyscraper in a very visible location. The Burnham Center shows the evolution of the genre by incorporating all of its traditional elements, while also delivering the impression of being a modern building. Light is very important in the design, with the structure's rounded corners allowing a few more windows access to the sun. Access is also provided through the central light well -- a feature that was soon to disappear from American architectural sensibilities. This is not surprising, considering the fact that this was Daniel Burnham's last building.
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Nice lobby, which they don't allow you to even take photographs with a cellphone. It's the only one I've encountered in downtown Chicago.
Brule Laker - Sunday, November 24th, 2013 @ 2:02pm
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