Olympic Bid Book Presents Stunning, Inspired Chicago

Check out the stunning renderings from the Chicago 2016 committee's official bid, showing what Chicago would look like if it gets to host the Olympics.

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The Chicago Olympic Committee is hoping to score big with its colorful, flashy bid book, made live online for the public's viewing on Friday.
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The bid is jam-packed with beautiful pictures of Chicago, its people and its many cultural, entertainment and dining opportunities.
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Also, images of proposed venues are included in the book.
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They include the proposed Olympic Stadium ....
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Chicago 2016
An image of the Olympic Island (currently Northerly Island and formerly Meigs Field) ...
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... the lakefront venue for the Paralympic events ...
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... the BMX track to be located at Douglas Park ...
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... the proposed Aquatic Center ...
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... and the planned starting line for the Olympic Marathon.
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And, following the words of Chicago architect and planner Daniel Burnham, they've made no little plans.
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In addition to several Olympic graphics designed to highlight specific sports ...
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Chicago's Olympic Committee releases its flashy, photo-filled bid for the public's review.
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The authors address -- section by section -- concerns about security ...
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... transportation ...
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... and special arrangements for hosting the Paralympics.
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Chicago has been focused on the 2016 Games for several years now, and is now in the homestretch of its efforts to win the bid.
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Do we? The IOC will let us know in October.
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