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Chicago Olympics 2016 poster I by spudart Chicago Olympics 2016 poster I by spudart
This is the first photo in a series of photos featuring Chicago's Olympic bid posters placed around the Loop this week. So far I have at least eight photos in this series. I will be posting one photo here every day so stay tuned.

The logo designed for the Chicago bid featured here in this poster has some nice symbolishm. The skyline seen in the olympic flame represents how Chicago rose out of the ashes of a fire. The blue and green in the handle are supposed represent the lake and green parks. That is one thing that people around the world should remember about chicago--our fantastic unencumbered lakeshore. It was a great part of Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago in 1909. in Personally, I think the green really represents how sustainable chicago is). (for a longer anaylsis of the logo visit my blog post, Design critique of the Chicago 2016 Olympics logo)

In the background of this photograph is Chase Tower (formerly called Bank One Plaza and First National Plaza) It's the ninth tallest building in Chicago, the tallest building inside the Chicago 'L' Loop elevated tracks, and the twenty-ninth tallest in the United States.

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About the posters:

Chicago is making a bid to host the Olympics in 2016. Billboards and posters went up in the Loop area of downtown Chicago the weekend before the U.S. Olympic Committee came to visit Chicago to evaluate Chicago's venues and plans for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The posters say, "Stir the Soul."

"Stir the Soul" probably comes from the famous Daniel Burnham quote, "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence."

-Daniel Burnham, 1910
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US will never host a single Olympic game ever again
spinninghead Mar 7, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I like how you can see the windows' reflections on the ground. :nod: Very nice!
It looks almost like a computer generated 3D cartoon environment
Heh, I used to work in the building on this corner. I know that view very well.
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