Pittsburgh bids farewell to 40-foot-tall Rubber Duck

Oct. 21, 2013 at 2:28 PM

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Visitors to a Pennsylvania State Park in Pittsburgh bid a fond farewell to Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's 40-foot-tall globe-trotting Rubber Duck.

Point State Park officials said the giant inflatable duck would be towed down the Ohio River Monday morning and deflated, leading fans to make a final visit to the park to say goodbye to Hofman's installation, which has been at the park since Sept. 27, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Monday.

"I'm just going to stare at the duck until it's gone because it's so cool," said Danette Mackson, 41, of McKeesport. "I've never seen anything like it. I think it was great they decided to bring it to Pittsburgh."

The duck has previously visited Sao Paulo, Brazil; Hong Kong; Osaka, Japan; Baku, Azerbaijan, and elsewhere.

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