Jens Jensen The Living Green

When Danish born Jens Jensen arrived in Chicago, it was one of the fastest growing cities in human history. But for immigrants, it was the worst place on earth to live.The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition thrust Chicago onto the world stage. In contrast to Daniel Burnham’s and Frederic Law Olmsted’s neo-classic vision, landscape architect and pioneering conservationist Jens Jensen – with his Prairie School associates Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan and Dwight Perkins - saw the vast prairie as their inspiration. Jensen's masterpieces: Garfield, Humboldt and Columbus parks are an enduring result.

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