Projection: Living Design

These words were uttered by Daniel Burnham, the director of works for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Burnham, as ringmaster of a creative collective unlike any the world had ever seen, set out to accomplish the impossible, building a collection of buildings, exhibits, attractions, and park grounds that would supercede — no, crush — the prior Paris Exposition and its famous iron work, the Eiffel tower.

The result was that, in two years' time, a barren lakeside sand p

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