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Walter Burley Griffin Presidential Shout-Out

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by Eric last modified Nov 16, 2011

President Obama gave Prairie School props to Walter Burley Griffin on his recent visit to Canberra, Australia saying : "I know I am not the first guy from Chicago to come to these parts,’’ he said. ‘‘A century ago, Walter Burley Griffin came here with a vision for this city. He said, ‘I have planned a city that is not like any other in the world’. Tonight I want to thank all of you and...




 

 

Screen shot 2011-11-16 at 9.32.45 AMPresident Obama gave Prairie School props to Walter Burley Griffin on his recent visit to Canberra, Australia saying :

"I know I am not the first guy from Chicago to come to these parts,’’ he said. ‘‘A century ago, Walter Burley Griffin came here with a vision for this city. He said, ‘I have planned a city that is not like any other in the world’. Tonight I want to thank all of you and the people of Australia for the hospitality that is unlike any other in the world.’’

As readers may know, Canberra is the city Griffin and wife Marion Mahony influenced through their competition winning design in 1912.

Read the current affairs article here and learn more about the 1912 Canberra design competition here.

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