Sunday, July 12, 2009

Burnham Memorial Winner Announced

Last week the AIA Chicago Foundation announced that Chicago-based firm David Woodhouse Architects won the contest to design the memorial for legendary Chicago planner David Burnham.

We've been following this story and it isn't a done deal quite yet. Regardless, the winning design doesn't seem to be too intrusive to us. The tiered lawn that currently is at the north side of the Field Museum will become a slight sloped hill instead. Personally we're a little upset about this component of the design as it's a great place to watch fireworks and just hang out.

For the designs of the three finalists click here. Personally the third place design from Sasaki Associates, Inc. was our favorite.

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