There is a giant rubber duck coming to Pittsburgh to hang out in the Allegheny River. Random. But also incredibly awesome. (And lucky for him it’s not the Mon.)
This duck is a work of art by Florentijin Hofman. It’s already hung out in rivers and harbors in faraway places like Osaka, Hong Kong, Sydney, Amsterdam, Sao Paolo, and Lommel, but Pittsburgh will be it’s first North American visit. Supposedly it has healing powers. Like word healing powers. Endowed by some property in the duck itself. I don’t know if I buy that. I believe that it was created a symbol for world peace. The artist said a rubber duck has no affiliation with politics or specific countries, so that’s why it was chosen. Regardless of what mystical powers it may or may not have, IT LOOKS PRETTY FREAKING COOL.
The duck makes it’s debut September 27th. Where is kind of hazy. Some report the West End Bridge. Some say the Sixth Street Bridge. I’ve even heard about a free party on the Clemente Bridge. Wherever it is, viewing it is free, and sure to be quite the experience.