click images for larger view (recommended)It's really meant to be seen above-ground as your car barrels down the Kennedy Expressway, a view you can actually experience at about the 2:45 mark in the video found here.
whose mural featured a change of hair color every few days and resulted in gawking motorists ramping up travel times by up to 40 minutes. It's identify as an architectural billboard eventually subsumed the structure's identity - it's now officially know as The Mural Building.
Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective, exhibition, running at the Art Institute through September 3rd, which has already blanketed the city with a promotion campaign including banners, stickers double-decker buses and election-day palm cards.
competition was held among students "to design a mural in the Pop Art style highlighting Chicago’s scenes and unique heritage." The $7,500 first prize was won by Adam Horrigan, "a native of Grand Island, N.Y., who is pursuing a post-baccalaureate certificate in visual communication design."
The mural begins with the Trump Tower and ends with Marina City. In between is the Chicago River and a ship moving under an opened bascule (not drawbridge, Conan) bridge, the Chicago flag and what looks to be a deep dish pizza. The back fire escape actually looks like a three-dimensional expression of the structure of the bridge's under-carriage.