Takeda Pharmaceuticals brings symbol of peace to Chicago's Pride Parade
Amidst the bright colors, loud cheers, and millions of smiles at this year's Pride Parade in Chicago, a somber air filled the streets as participants remembered the tragedy in Orlando. Takeda Pharmaceuticals helped bring some hope and peace to the event with their float, which featured an eight-ft-tall origami crane.
Pictured above, the crane's wings spanned four feet and lightly flapped with the movement of the float. Chicago Scenic design engineering manager Dan Perez designed the crane, starting with several paper versions so as to match each crease, curve and geometric shape that goes into the iconic origami bird.
Metals department head Beth Smith cut each piece out of sheet metal, which then moved to paints where Morgan McCarthy - a United Scenic Artist Painter - applied the meticulous layers of bright rainbow colors that matched the rest of Sunday's crowd.
from left to right: Dan Perez, Beth Smith, Morgan McCarthy
Chicago Scenic also decorated and provided floats for abc7, WGN, and Astellas. #solutionsthatengage