Chicago Lighting Proposal Would Turn the Wattage Up

As part of an initiative called Choose Chicago, meant to boost the city's draw for tourists, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pursuing a plan to light the city up
June 5, 2014, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest idea to boost Chicago’s tourism numbers involves finding a company to light up city bridges, buildings, CTA platforms and other locations," reports John Byrne.

Mayor Emanuel hopes the idea would "transform the world's opinion of Chicago." To pursue the idea, "[the] city has put out a request for proposals for a 'city-wide lighting framework plan' to highlight Chicago as 'an iconic metropolis.'"

"The city also urges those interested to come with plans to light up “iconic structures,” listing Willis Tower, Aqua Tower, the modern wing addition at the Art Institute and the Frank Gehry-designed Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park as examples of notable Chicago architecture that might benefit from a little brightening."

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Published on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in Chicago Tribune
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