• Collection ID 2009.0036.2
  • Title Boeing to Chicago project photographic collection [graphic].
  • Dates 1999-2001.
  • Physical description
    • 6 photographic prints : col. ; 4 x 6 in.
    • 1 videocassette (ca. 25 min., VHS) ; 1 in.
  • Access and usage restrictions
    • Advance appointment required to view color material in cold storage.
    • For viewing videos, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a copy made if one is not available).
  • Collection summary Photographic prints show Boeing Company executives at Midway Airport to announce their choice of Chicago as their new headquarters city on May 10, 2001. Attending the event are Boeing's Phil Condit and John Warner, and Mayor Richard M. Daley. Images also show the press in attendance. The title of the videocassette is "Building the Dream: The Making of a Boeing Jetliner." The twenty-five minute film gives a tour of the Boeing Company Aircraft Assembly Building and describes the creation of a jetliner.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Paul O'Connor (2009.0036.2).
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum include the Boeing to Chicago project papers.
  • Biographical or Historical Note In March 2001, the Boeing Company announced that the cities of Chicago, Dallas, and Denver were being considered as potential relocation sites for the company's Seattle headquarters. Chicago assembled a team, including Paul O'Connor from World Business Chicago and Pam McDonough from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, to create a strategy. During the next eight weeks, the team marketed Chicago as a global city ideal for a corporate headquarters and a desirable place for employees and their families to live. The State of Illinois and the City of Chicago also arranged tax incentives. On May 10th, Boeing announced its choice in a press conference at Midway Airport. By September, the company offices were operational at 100 North Riverside Plaza in downtown Chicago.
  • Names
    • Boeing Company.
    • Condit, Philip M., b. 1941 Portraits.
    • Daley, Richard M. (Richard Michael), 1942- Portraits.
    • Warner, John D. Portraits.
    • Midway Airport
    • Boeing Company
  • Subjects
    • Airplane industry Illinois Chicago 2000-2009. lctgm
    • Airplane industry United States 2000-2009. lctgm
    • Airplane industry Washington Seattle 2000-2009. lctgm
    • Boeing airplanes.
    • Corporations Headquarters Illinois Chicago 21st century.
    • Press conferences Illinois Chicago 2000-2009. lctgm
  • Geographic coverage Chicago (Ill.) Commerce 21st century.
  • Genre
    • Photographic prints Color. gmgpc
    • Videocassettes. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.