By now construction crews were supposed to have hung several Calatrava cables, or what Schutze calls "Margaret Hunt Hill's Gee Strings." But wind gusts in recent weeks have grounded construction workers; hence, but the two at present. And so it falls to Chris Heinbaugh to finish the task: During yesterday's Easter in the Park wingding, which included but of course the annual Pooch Parade, I received no fewer than half a dozen photos of the mayor's "policy and media adviser" sporting The Greatest Easter Bonnet Ever.
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Heinbaugh, who stepped in to help rescue the annual event, says it took him "a few days" to finish -- just the bridge, that is. Other city council staffers insisted he add the flowers and other frills, which is so like city staff. "I have a new appreciation for Michael's," says Heinbaugh. I asked Heinbaugh if I could buy the bonnet from him when he's done -- for Schutze, of course. But I think $10.7 million is just an unreasonable asking price.