Daniel Burnham (1846-1912)
was a leading architect of his day and
a forward-thinking urban planner.
The lakefront by right belongs to the people.—Daniel Burnham
Renowned for leading the design and construction of the 1893 Columbian Exposition, Burnham was sought out when Chicago’s leaders saw the need for a bold plan to guide the growth of the city.
The View Path leads to the site of the Burnham View—a new permanent sculpture coming soon to the Museum Campus. This monument will position you to take in the grand sweep of the skyline, Grant Park, and the lakefront, whose beauty and function are forever linked by Burnham’s brilliant vision.