Daniel Burnham was an American architect and urban planner who took leading roles in the creation of master plans for the development of cities such as Chicago, Washington D.C., including our very own Manila.
The Burnham plan for Manila was abandoned after construction was interrupted by World War 2 and Manuel Quezon’s decision to transfer the capital of the Philippines to a new city now known as Quezon City. In 1948, Quirino signed Republic Act No. 333 declaring Quezon City the capital of the Philippines.
In 1976, Marcos issued a decree transferring the capital back to Manila.