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Burnham Center

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 10 April 2017 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

From the Archives...

The Burnham Center, originally known as the Conway Building, replaced the Chicago Opera House, which had been built in 1885. The Conway was a real estate project resulting from the estate of Marshall Field, who had died in 1906. Field requested that his $83 million estate be invested in Chicago real estate until his grandson, Marshall Field III, turned fifty (1943). For the most part, Field's estate was invested in existing property, but it was used to fund three major projects: the Conway Building, the Pittsfield Building (1927), and the Field Building (1934).

The building was recognized by the National Park Service with a listing on the National Register of Historic Places on February 9, 1984. The Chicago Title & Trust Co. was a longtime tenet before the 1992 completion of the Chicago Title and Trust Center. Their former headquarters then became known as the Burnham Center.

The Burhnam Center is currently home to the Chicago offices of Grubhub.

Photo captured September 13, 2009.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/60 second F/7.1 ISO 100 18 mm

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Surprenante forme, belle composition. )

10 Apr 2017 5:55am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a fine way to turn a corner.

10 Apr 2017 8:52am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Gorgeous capture Steven, of this architectural photo, and an interesting write-up !
Love the tree languishing in the scene and the silvery sheen on the buildings !~

10 Apr 2017 11:42am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

A really nice look at these buildings. Excellent B/W.

10 Apr 2017 1:22pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quels rendu sur ce façades et édifices fantastique compo
Amitié

10 Apr 2017 1:41pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Some impressive architecture here. An excellent and well detailed image.

10 Apr 2017 2:32pm

willy from Belgium

une très belle photo d'architecture Steven

et des informations intéressantes

belle journée

10 Apr 2017 2:39pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

AN impressive viewpoint. The architecture is a strong presence

10 Apr 2017 2:50pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Interesting looking place.

10 Apr 2017 6:18pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Excellent b&w cityscape.

10 Apr 2017 6:27pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautiful b&w, perfect for the subject.

10 Apr 2017 6:49pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

I binge-watched Sense8 over the weekend!
Chicago is in my cluster now. :)

10 Apr 2017 7:12pm

Yvon from Belgium

Excellent this B/W : bravo.
Have a nice week, Steven.
Yvon.

10 Apr 2017 7:15pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful angle, composition & graphics!
Amazing!

10 Apr 2017 8:25pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I like the black and white, and the dappled sunlight, but I find myself lost looking for a subject

11 Apr 2017 12:22am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Excellent composition.

11 Apr 2017 1:16am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Nice grey tones.

11 Apr 2017 1:23am

Denny Jump Photo from Bellevue, WA, United States

Such a beautiful building and awesome image as always, sir!!

11 Apr 2017 3:56am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful architecture. A fie shot of this beautiful building. :)

11 Apr 2017 8:31am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bel effet

11 Apr 2017 11:54am

Remus from Portugal

It is a beautiful modern/classic building. And the fact the photo is in black and white, highlighted its lines and forms.
Your archives are worth gold.

11 Apr 2017 1:31pm

k@ from Paris, France

Glorious B&W !

18 Apr 2017 6:46pm