40-Foot Tall Giant Rubber Ducky Makes U.S. Debut in Pittsburgh

Posted: Sep. 27th, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

Chicks love the big duck … and so does the rest of the world!

The internationally acclaimed Giant Rubber Ducky will be part of the festivities to celebrate the opening of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts.

There will be a Rubber Duck Bridge Party Friday night, as the duck will be moored near the Roberto Clemente Bridge, which is near PNC Park, the stadium where the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team plays its home games. 

What is the skinny on the Rubber Duck Project?  It is about being happy; it is about smiling. The launching in Pittsburgh has raised envy from other towns. People are turning to social networks to lure the big duck to their town.  

…Other American cities are envious. San Francisco -- home of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Tony Bennett's heart -- has been vying for the distinction of hosting the world's most interesting rubber duck. Christina Wong, a 30-year-old attorney who saw the duck in Hong Kong and started the Facebook page, "Bring the Giant Rubber Duck to San Francisco," in May said she is competitive by nature but is happy for Pittsburgh and may travel here to see it.