Chicago, Illinois — The number one billboard in Chicago, the top spot in the billboard rankings, was unveiled this morning at the Chicago Convention Center.
The billboard, which features the words, “Chicago,” on the side of a white van, was created by Chicago’s top billboard artist and was unveiled by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
“I love the fact that it is a billboard of Chicago,” Emanuel said at the unveiling ceremony.
“It symbolizes the way we live and how Chicago is a city of great diversity and inclusiveness.”
The billboard features a white, yellow and blue van that resembles the Chicago skyline and features the word, “CHICAGO.”
The Van was created in honor of the 100th anniversary of the city’s founding.
Emanuel said the billboard will be installed in Chicago’s downtown area starting in June, with the majority of the billboard in the city.
“We want to show the world Chicago is one of the most vibrant cities in the United States,” Emanuel added.
Chicago, home to the largest Hispanic population in the country, had the highest number of billboards in the top 50 billboard rankings.
The city’s billboard company, WSB, released the list in honor for the 100 years since the city was founded.
The list also included the city of Detroit, with four of the top six spots, and Philadelphia, with three.
“The City of Chicago is home to some of the world’s most creative and innovative brands, including Nike, Nike, Adidas and many more,” said Chicago Mayor Mike Duggan.
“This billboard will help bring awareness to the great brands that our city and city-wide community has to offer.
The Chicago Mayor’s Office is committed to creating a city that is truly inclusive, safe, and welcoming to all.”