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What Inspired Creatively-Drawn Wards?

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    In drawing a new ward map, our aldermen had to call on their artistic sides. Their attempt to draw wards that contain roughly the same amount of residents, and comply with the Voting Rights Act, resulted in some pretty creative shapes. Ward Room has examined the new map, and here are some guesses at to what might have inspired the designs of the more irregular wards.

        1st Ward: Lobster
        2nd Ward: Character from video game “Tempest.”
        4th Ward: Human digestive system
        5th Ward: Rivet gun
        6th Ward: Slaughtered pig
        11th Ward: Vise
        13th Ward: Flash Gordon death-ray gun
        14th Ward: Goofy’s head
        15th Ward: Pinwheel
        17th Ward: Roadkill squirrel
        20th Ward: Manta ray
        23rd Ward: Mexican wrestling mask
        24th Ward: Girl with a ponytail
        28th Ward: Adjustable wrench
        34th Ward: Easter Island stone head
        36th Ward: The creature that jumped out of John Hurt’s chest in Alien.
        41st Ward: Barbell
        46th Ward: Lord Ganesh, the Hindu god of good fortune