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New York City's Flatiron Building designed by Burnham, is an example of his effort to aim high and "make big plans"

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Architect Daniel H. Burnham Was Born
September 4, 1846

What makes you walk by one building without noticing it while another compels you to stare in wonder and welcomes you to explore the rooms inside? Daniel H. Burnham might tell you the answer has something to do with a grand vision, "Make no little plans; they have not magic to stir men's blood . . . Make big plans; aim high in hope and work . . ."

Born September 4, 1846, Burnham joined architect John Wellborn Root to establish one of the most famous architectural firms in U.S. history. Together they changed the shape of our cities' skylines by aiming higher than anyone dreamed.

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