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The Rubber Duck

Photo by Shannon Ward

Last night, Florentijn Hofman’s four-story Rubber Duck floated up the Allegheny to meet the hundreds of thousands of people cheering from the shore. Part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, the Rubber Duck is making its first US appearance courtesy of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Photo by Mara Flanagan

Chatham students were among the Pittsburghers crowding onto the Roberto Clemente Bridge for the welcoming party. “It was amazing to see how many people were there!,” says Shannon Ward ’15.

Photo by Mara Flanagan

“I went with my grandmother and we tried to get on the bridge around 5:45pm to buy some souvenirs,” says Ward. “People were packed, elbow-to-elbow, on every square foot of the bridge. Who knew Pittsburgh was so full of duck enthusiasts?”

Photo by Mara Flanagan

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the duck will float away after October 20, so be sure to head Downtown and check it out while you can!

Photo by Shannon Ward

 

  Mara Flanagan is entering her seventh semester as a Chapter Advisor. After founding the Chatham University Her Campus chapter in November 2011, she served as Campus Correspondent until graduation in 2015. Mara works as a freelance social media consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She interned in incident command software publicity at ADASHI Systems, gamification at Evive Station, iQ Kids Radio in WQED’s Education Department, PR at Markowitz Communications, writing at WQED-FM, and marketing and product development at Bossa Nova Robotics. She loves jazz, filmmaking and circus arts.  
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