International Symbol Of Toronto Is City Hall? Really!?!?
In the picture above is a pin which I and my friend @MichaelNus received from the City of Toronto when we went there to get the letter from the Office of the Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, for Social Media 2011. The pin is the representation of Toronto’s City Hall building in Nathan Phillips Square. According to a card I got with the pin (full disclose: I got the pin on a card when I went there for the Foursquare Day Toronto 2011 letter) it says that the building is an international symbol of Toronto. To that all I have to say is – REALLY?!?!?!? I am sorry but without taking a formal poll I would be willing to bet that more people from around the world recognize the CN Tower as a symbol of Toronto over our city hall building.
I am not trying to take anything away from the city hall building. It is one heck of a cool building. I am also given to understand that the building is renowned as one of the more interesting buildings in the world from an architecture standpoint. However, the bulk of the world are not architects or architecture geeks.
Maybe the CN Tower was too cliche for them to put it on the pin? I don’t know. What I do know is that I refuse to believe that the Toronto City Hall building, as majestic as it is, designed by Finnish architect Viljo Revell is the internationally recognized symbol of Toronto. I’d put SkyDome aka the Rogers Centre up in second place but Toronto City Hall? Maybe, just maybe, it breaks the Top 10.
What do you think? Am I right on this? Wrong?