PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – It’s been almost two years since a giant, yellow rubber duck was docked at The Point. Now, a similar duck is coming to Pennsylvania.
Before you get too excited, the 11-ton, 61-foot high rubber duck will be featured in the Philadelphia Camden Tall Ships festival. The event will be held from June 25-28.
Various versions of the duck designed by Florentijn Hofman have appeared in harbors and rivers around the world, including Hong Kong and Sao Paolo, since 2007.
A smaller, 40-foot duck appeared in Pittsburgh for about a month in the fall of 2013 and drew about a million visitors, most who came to have their pictures taken with the oversized toy.
The attraction pumped millions into the economy and the interest in the Rubber Duck Project far exceeded the expectations of the Cultural Trust.
“All of the atmosphere down here, it brought the city together and for me, it changed the way we look at Pittsburgh in a very profound way,” Paul Organisak said.
Pittsburghers tried to keep the duck and an online petition had thousands of signatures.
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