Public Figure Profiles

Daniel H. Burnham

Daniel Hudson Burnham, (September 4, 1846 – June 1, 1912) was an American architect and urban designer. A proponent of the Beaux-Arts movement, he may have been, "the most successful power broker the American architectural profession has ever produced."A successful Chicago architect, he was selected as Director of Works for the 1892–93 World's Columbian Exposition, colloquially referred to as "The White City". He had prominent roles in the creation of master plans for the development of a number of cities, including the Plan of Chicago, and plans for Manila, Baguio and downtown Washington, D.C. He also designed several famous buildings, including a number of notable skyscrapers in Chicago, the Flatiron Building of triangular shape in New York City, Union Station in Washington D.C., London's Selfridges department store, and San Francisco's Merchants Exchange.

Although best known for his skyscrapers, city planning, and for the White City, almost one third of Burnham's total output – 14.7 million square feet (1.37 million square meters) – consisted of buildings for shopping.

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Some of their strengths

Daniel H. Burnham has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Kind, Passionate, Analytical, Innovative, Confident, and Extroverted.

Smart and Sophisticated

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Daniel H. Burnham is someone who is a smart, sophisticated, and organized person who displays kindness and grace in every day interactions, and who also has a passionate soul. A person who looks for jobs that tend to reflect their identity.

Charming and Sophisticated

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Daniel H. Burnham well know them as someone who can be classy, glamorous, and worldly, like jewelry.

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Daniel H. Burnham as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Assertive and Protective

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Daniel H. Burnham is someone who is a somewhat private person who has a strong personality and ability to read other people.

They are also someone who is confident and creative, and who has a love for starting new projects, inventing new things, and giving back to the community.

Altruistic and Purposeful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Daniel H. Burnham tends to be someone who has a desire to be of service to a higher calling and who is always trying to perfect things. Who can be practical and polished, reserved and methodical, and who tends to trust internal judgment before trusting anyone else at face value.

Some of Daniel H. Burnham's challenges

While Daniel H. Burnham has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Daniel H. Burnham can be Arrogant, Difficult, Perfectionist, Rebellious, Emotionally Distant, Status-seeking, and Irritable.

Difficult and Perfectionist

One of Daniel H. Burnham's key challenges is that they are someone who can be difficult and too much of a perfectionist.

Daniel H. Burnham must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive, and can be excessive and unrealistic.

Irritable and Moody

Daniel H. Burnham is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Critical and Bossy

Finally, Daniel H. Burnham also can be too focused on the small details of life, try to control whatever is happening, and be finicky and demanding.

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