Bring Back The Weather Ball !

by Julie Anderson | Apr 02, 2013
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From my childhood I remember the beloved weather ball on University Ave, blinking white in the gently falling snow. What a treasured icon of life in St. Paul, even memorialized in the History Museum. Weather is what we in St. Paul love and have in common. It's a never ending topic of conversation and a bond that unites us all. I propose bringing back that much-loved symbol. In addition to using the million dollars for their construction, I believe corporate sponsorship could be found. The weather balls could be placed in points of interest around St. Paul. A nostalgic nod to the past!People would love it!

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Julie

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Anderson

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Woodbury

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Washington

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United States, MN

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Bring Back The Weather Ball !

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

From my childhood I remember the beloved weather ball on University Ave, blinking white in the gently falling snow. What a treasured icon of life in St. Paul, even memorialized in the History Museum. Weather is what we in St. Paul love and have in common. It's a never ending topic of conversation and a bond that unites us all. I propose bringing back that much-loved symbol. In addition to using the million dollars for their construction, I believe corporate sponsorship could be found. The weather balls could be placed in points of interest around St. Paul. A nostalgic nod to the past!People would love it!

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

This is an idea that unites the past with the future. We all have beloved memories of St. Paul and the weather ball is one of them for so many. It's an icon and a symbol not seen anywhere else. A unique reminder of our community and a way to bring back the past.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

I would see people just loving these wonderful structures for their uniqueness. The community itself would enjoy the daily changing presence of these grand dames and tourists would track their locations to many interesting points all over the city.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

I remember the unique image of the weather ball after so many years. They are honored in the History Museum so I would say they have real staying power in the minds and hearts of those of us who grew up in St Paul.

jandayangacho2013 jandayangacho2013 said: The bad weather can test where we should start and protect ourselves. - The Review Solution about this Competition Entry. - 243 days ago read more >

Julie Anderson updated this Competition Entry. - 513 days ago

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