Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lights in the Windows

Several of the downtown high rises are honoring slain Chicago police officers this week by spelling out "CPD" in lights. This display is tied to the annual candlelight vigil held at the Chicago Gold Star Families Memorial and Park.

The CNA building, shown below, even adds the checkerboard design that circles the Chicago Police Department hats. (The pattern is officially called Sillitoe Tartan and, according to Wikipedia, is used by only a handful - Chicago, Pittsburgh, and a few Chicago suburbs - of American Police Departments.)

1 comment:

lizziviggi said...

That is beautiful, and so poignant. For a moment I had the letters reversed-- I thought it was "CDP" for "Chicago Daily Photo," and was very impressed that you pulled that off! ;-)