Whether you liked it or not, the Rubber Duck brought many-many visitors to Pittsburgh, young and old...
We had a lot of stories on the Rubber Duck (some would argue, waaaay too many), we had stories about how much joy it brought to Pittsburghers and people who came to see the giant duckzilla floating in the waters of Pittsburgh.
"Whereas, over 100,000 people attended the Rubber Duck Bridge Party on September 27, 2013 to welcome the Rubber Duck to Pittsburgh, and,
Whereas over one million people visited the Rubber Duck during its stay from September 28 through October 20, 2013...."
... and so on and so forth (read all the reasons listed below)
...The Council of the City of Pittsburgh declared October 29th, 2013 to be Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Day!