PT3 - Burnham vs. Sullivan: the Re-match after the Great White City

Tuesday, September 25
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Northeast corner of Main & Church Streets, just past the M&T Bank Headquarters

The story of Daniel Burnham’s triumph with the Great White City for the Columbian Exposition of 1893 is well known. Louis Sullivan’s attempt to advance the concept of an American Architecture with his Transportation Building was soundly overwhelmed by the revivalist eye candy of the rest of the Fair. Both architects found their first commissions after the Fair in Buffalo: Burnham with the Ellicott Square Building on the east side of downtown and Sullivan with the Guaranty Building, two blocks to the west. This tour will visit both buildings to compare the very different approaches to what an office building could be by two of the 19th Century’s best architects.

(This is event is part of the "Queen City Pop-Ups" for 2018. Buffalo got the nickname “Queen City” at the turn of the 20th century for being the second largest city in New York State and its most prosperous. Today, with Buffalo undergoing a remarkable architectural and economic renaissance, primarily due to the adaptive reuse of historic buildings, we would like to offer APT conference-goers unique opportunities throughout the conference to experience Buffalo’s world-class architecture and hip culture. Pop-Ups are free to attend, offering out-of-the-box fun, events. Be prepared to be wowed! (Pop-Ups will not provide continuing education credits.)

New Location: Northeast corner of Main & Church Streets, just past the M&T Bank Headquarters


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