The Urban Roamer has talked about places, events, and issues. Now, beginning with this entry, the Urban Roamer will be featuring from time to time the people who have helped shaped Metro Manila in this new feature called “Metropolis Builders.” We will be looking at the contributions of urban planners, architects, visual artists, and other visionaries who have helped enrich the metropolitan landscape. And it is apt that the first figure to be featured here is the one who was instrumental in shaping the Manila that we know today… Born on September 4, 1846 in New York State, Daniel Burnham was as an American architect and urban planner who first came into prominence…
It is rare that you can get to have a glimpse of history in a place as busy, commercial, and modern as a shopping mall. So I must commend SM Supermalls and the Metropolitan Museum of Manila for making such a thing possible as an effort to enlighten and hopefully educate mall-goers about Manila.