National Geographic : 1967 Jun
I cited Carl Sandburg's bittersweet poem "Chicago," published in 1916, and asked if it still rings true. Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders. Mayor Daley leaned forward at his desk. "Chicago today," he replied in a soft voice, "is a combination of what Sandburg wrote and Burnham envisioned." Daniel H. Burnham's mark on the city is indelible. An architect, he helped pioneer steel-skeleton skyscraper construction in the late 1880's. In 1909, his "Plan of Chicago" became a permanent influence. It foresaw some of the fundamental problems of metro politan areas, and prescribed better transpor tation, parks, and residential developments. "Make no little plans..." adjured Burnham. "We're making no little plans," Mayor Daley emphasized. "We have the greatest EKTACHROME (ABOVE)ANDKODACHROME BYJAMESL. STANFIELD© N.G .S. Chicago's biggest booster, Mayor Rich ard J. Daley has presided over 12 years of revitalization through urban renewal, business expansion, and improved schools. Voters elected him last April to an un precedented fourth four-year term. Rookeries for winged and water craft, Meigs Field and Burnham Park Harbor lie only five minutes from the Loop. Fill 760 created 91-acre Northerly Island, right.