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D.H. Burnham & Company

04 December 2013

1909 – Ford Building, Detroit, Michigan

Architect: D.H. Burnham & Company Designed by Daniel Burnham, construction began in 1907 and completed in 1909. 23 stories in total height, with two basement floors, 21 above-ground floors, it held the title...

04 November 2013

1907 – Union Station, Washington D.C.

Architect: D.H. Burnham & Company Constructed by the US Government, Pennsylvania Railroad, and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the cost of the land and terminal exceeded 18 million in 1907. AT the time...

07 February 2011

1911 – Continental & Commercial National Bank Building, Chicago

Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co. Former headquarters of the Continental & Commercial National Bank. Now a hotel after an expensive conversion and restoration by Marriott.

06 August 2010

1902 – Flatiron Building, New York

Architect: D.H. Burnham & Company The Flatiron Building, or Fuller Building as it was originally called, is considered to be one of the first skyscrapers ever built. The neighborhood around the building is...

18 September 2009

1911 – People’s Gas Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: D.H. Burnham & Company The design is indicative of its time. It employs the standard three-piece skyscraper formation, plus lots of classical embellishments like ornamental lions along the balustrade at the top....

18 September 2009

1904 – Santa Fe Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: D.H. Burnham & Company Designed in the “Chicago school”, the Santa Fe Building is now the headquarters of the Chicago Architecture Foundation. In the 1980s the lightwell through the centre of the...

15 September 2009

1893 – Penn Station, Pittsburgh

Architect: D.H. Burnham & Company Pittsburgh’s central train station, built in 1893, was designed by Daniel Burnham, a Chicago architect who also designed New York’s iconic Flatiron building. The Rotunda is the highlight...