A mosaic I created (utilizing AndreaMosaic) of Chicago's outgoing Mayor, Richard M. Daley, who decided to retire after 22 years in office. Photos that I had taken in 2009, 2010, and 2011 of Chicago buildings, parks, skylines and landscapes were used to create this portrait of Daley. It's interesting to note how many times my photos of the Tiffany dome at the Chicago Cultural Center and GAR Memorial Hall were repeated in his face. That's where you see the circular forms in his face. His suit coat is composed of mostly nighttime captures of the City's skyline from the Adler Planetarium.
Daley’s greatest accomplishments probably relate to his efforts to beautify the parks and boulevards and to promote Chicago as a destination city. The country's mayors and the American Architectural Foundation honored Mayor Richard Daley for his efforts to transform the city.
Back in April, Mayor Daley accepted an award for leadership in urban design at a U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting. Daley was lauded as a "transformative change agent" for projects such as Millennium Park, dozens of neighborhood libraries and the construction of iconic buildings -- things many cities hope to emulate.
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