the most beautiful city in the country

“Long after Burnham’s death, Frank Lloyd Wright told a lecture audience, “Thanks to Dan Burnham, Chicago seems to be the only great city in our States to have discovered its own waterfront.” Chicago, Wright said, was the most beautiful city in the country, and he gave the credit for this to Burnham, whose architecture he could never abide.”

– Paul Goldberger in the New Yorker on the centennial of the Burnham Plan of Chicago