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Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid Collection, 2006-2009

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Finding Aid Published: 2014

Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid Collection, 2006-2009

Accession Number: 2010.2

Electronic access to this finding aid was made possible through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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COLLECTION SUMMARY:
TITLE:Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid Collection, 2006-2009
EXTENT:1.5 linear feet (1 box) and 1 oversized portfolio
REPOSITORY: Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries,
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603-6110
(312) 443-7292 phone
rbarchives@artic.edu
http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchives.html
ABSTRACT:Brochures, booklets, books, and ephemera produced by Chicago 2016 and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for Chicago's failed 2016 Olympic bid.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:Printed papers, DVD, CD, photocopies, lapel pins.
ORIGINATION: Chicago 2016
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
ACQUISITION INFORMATION:This collection was donated by an anonymous donor and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in 2010.

HISTORICAL NOTE:
On July 26th, 2006 the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) selected Chicago as one of three United States Candidate City finalists for the 2016 Games. In the spring of 2007, the USOC made the decision to advance Chicago to the international competition. The final selection of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as the host city for the 2016 Games was made on October 2, 2009; Chicago's bid lost in the first round of voting.

Chairman and CEO Pat Ryan led the official bid committee, Chicago 2016, in cooperation with the City of Chicago and Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley. Chicago 2016's plan called for the 2016 games to be held from July 22 to August 7, with the Paralympics held between August 12 and August 28, and emphasized the use of Chicago Park District parks and existing facilities in and around the downtown area, such as McCormick Place and Soldier Field.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill developed the physical plan for Chicago's bid, under the direction of the City of Chicago and Chicago 2016, with the guiding principals of compactness, accessibility to transit, and integration into both downtown and the lakefront. Following these principals, the plan called for a high concentration of event locations and training facilities to be placed in close proximity to each other, with the majority of event sites clustered together near downtown Chicago and/or the lakefront. This clustering placed the majority of athletes with the direct vicinity of their competition sites. Additionally, venue locations were easily accessible via Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train and bus lines.

SOM located the Olympic Village at the center of the plan, just south of downtown in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. SOM's award winning design imagined a facility that would provide for all the needs of the athletes and, post-Olympics, could be transformed into a mixed-use mixed-income community designed to revitalize the area.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
This collection documents the city of Chicago's failed bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Included in the collection are promotional materials generated by Chicago 2016; drafts of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's plans for the Olympic Village and report on Chicago's committment to a green games; ephemera; copies of the complete candidate file; and audio/video materials generated by Chicago 2016. The materials are arranged into four series:Series I, Promotional materials, consists of pamphlets and brochures promoting the activities of Chicago 2016 in the months leading up to the Evaluation Commission visit and materials presented to the Evaluation Committee members.Series II, Architecture and planning, consists of materials relating to the proposed Olympic Village, venue locations, and environmental master plan for the games.Series III, Candidate file and reports, consists of the final presentation documents and reports submitted to the International Olympic Committee by the Chicago 2016 organization.Series IV, Audio-Visual Materials, consists of DVDs and CDs generated by Chicago 2016 in preparation for the bid.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
SERIES I: PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS. Arranged alphabetically by title of work.

SERIES II: ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING. Arranged alphabetically by title of work.

SERIES III: CANDIDATE FILE AND REPORTS. Arranged alphabetically by title of work.

SERIES IV: AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS. Arranged alphabetically by title of work.

CONTROLLED ACCESS POINTS:
This collection and other related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs:
Olympic host city selection--2016
City planning--Illinois--Chicago
Olympics
Hosting of sporting events--Illinois--Chicago

ABBREVIATIONS:
AbbreviationDefinition
AICArt Institute of Chicago
BOX.FFBox #, Folder #
c.circa
n.d.not dated
Portf.portfolio
IOCInternational Olympic Committee
SOMSkidmore, Owings & Merrill

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
The collection is housed in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' on-site stacks.

USER RESTRICTIONS:
The Art Institute of Chicago is providing access to the materials in the Libraries' collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of the Art Institute is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Archivist, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to permission from the Art Institute, permission of the copyright owner (if not the Art Institute) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distribution, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. The Art Institute makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

PREFERRED CITATION:
Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid collection, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

PROCESSING INFORMATION:
This collection was originally processed by Heather Tennison in 2014.

ITEM INVENTORY:
LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES I: PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS
Box.FF 1.1
"An Unforgettable Celebration of Sport, Culture and Friendship."
Printed papers.
2009 1
OP 1.1
Chicago 2016: Candidate City. Issue 2.
Printed papers. Continuing resource produced by Chicago 2016. Issue titled "Inside: Grant Park Celebration for Obama."
12/2008 1
OP 1.2
Chicago 2016: Candidate City. Issue 4.
Printed papers. Continuing resource produced by Chicago 2016. Issue titled "A Warm Welcome: Chicago Hosts International Olympic Committee."
05/2009 1
OP 1.3
Chicago 2016: Candidate City. Issue 6, Final Edition.
Printed papers. Continuing resource produced by Chicago 2016. Issue titled "A City of Bold Visions."
2009 1
OP 1.4
Chicago 2016: Candidate City. Tribute Edition.
Printed papers. Continuing resource produced by Chicago 2016. Issue titled "An Expression of Appreciation to the Olympic Movement."
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.2
"Chicago 2016 and Africa: Building Bridges of Friendship and Cooperation Through Sport."
Printed papers.
2009 1
Box.FF 1.3
"Chicago's Bid Features a Comprehensive Plan to Develop Olympic and Paralympic Sport."
Printed papers.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.4
"Evaluation Commission Pocket Guide: 2-8 April, 2009."
Printed papers. Includes Evaluation Commission meeting schedules and recommendations for restaurants, entertainment, and shopping in the downtown area.
04/02/2009-04/08/2009 1
Box.FF 1.5
"IOC Evaluation Commission Visit: 04.02.09-04.07.09."
Printed papers. Highlights from the IOC EC visit captured in photographs and compiled for the IOC EC members as a momento.
04/02/2009-04/08/2009 1
Box.FF 1.6
Lapel pins
Lapel pins. Pins decorated with "Chicago 2016, Candidate City" and logo.
n.d. 18






LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES II: ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
Box.FF 1.7
"The Blue-Green Games Commitment."
Printed papers. Unbound, draft(?), copy.
n.d. 1
OP 1.5
City center venues/venue plan map.
Printed papers. Map of proposed venue sites within the city of Chicago.
c. 2008 1
Box.FF 1.8
"Chicago 2016 Venue Plan: A Games in the Parks." .
Printed papers.
2009 1
Box.FF 1.9
"Design excellence awards: Chicago 2016 Olympic Master Plan." in Chicago Architect, vol.1:6 (p.33).
Printed papers. Includes bound issue.
11/2009 1
OP 1.6
Olympic Village Master Plan.
Printed papers. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, architects. Includes site plans, unit plans, sections, and other materials and drawings related to SOM's proposal for the Olympic Village complex. Labeled "Confidential draft- In progress."
04/21/2008 1






LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES III: CANDIDATE FILE AND REPORTS
Box.FF 1.10
"Chicago 2016: A Stewardship Report."
Printed papers.
07/2006-06/2009 1
Box.FF 1
Ville Candidate/Candidate City.
Printed papers and photocopy. Copies of Chicago 2016's final bid presentation volumes. Each presentation pack includes three bound volumes in a white clam-shell presentation box. One volume with copy of letter of thanks from Patrick Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Chicago 2016.
04/09/2009 2






LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES IV: AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS
Box.FF 1.11
"Chicago 2016: All Approved Films."
DVD. Collection of short videos presenting Chicago as a city and potential venue for the Olympics. Includes taped messages from notable Chicagoians such as Michael Jordan.
07/09/2009 1
Box.FF 1.12
"Ville Candidate/Candidate City V1 V2 V3."
CD. Digital copies of Candidate City File (including all three volumes of bid in PDF form); tables; and maps.
n.d. 1







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