Unformatted text preview: Root is truly the architectural genius behind the duo. Root's intelligence and depth are something that people, including Burnham, admire. Unfortunately, Root suffers illness and dies before the fair really even begins construction. Frederick Law Olmsted is a distinguished landscape architect whom Burnham and Root hire for the creation of the fair. Being well established in his profession and credited with his contributions to Central Park in New York, Olmsted is driven to work on the fair by a desire to validate his profession. The temperamental and melancholy Olmsted takes great pride in his work and contributes greatly to Burnham's success with the fair despite encountering several bouts of illness and depression and a heavy workload outside of the fair....
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- Fall '08
- Burnham, Daniel Burnham, partner John Root