Major Rockford Local Landmark Is Under Construction, What Color Will It Be Next?
Rockford, Illinois is home to many unique attractions and landmarks. However, one particular symbol has captured the attention and sparked an ongoing debate among its residents.
The symbol, coincidentally named "Symbol", is an iconic sculpture that graces the city's riverfront and has become synonymous with Rockford. The color of the artwork is usually part of the discussion when the artwork makes its way into a conversation.
The Symbol has been in the Rockford area since 1978 but has spent most of its time getting a lovely view of the Rock River.
What color is "The Symbol?"
The Symbol has always sported a bold shade of "Liberman Red" or "Vermillion Red," representing the passion and vibrancy of Rockford. But with each repaint, the exact tint of red seems to elude agreement, or it seems it like it.
Some residents insist that Symbol should be a deep, rich red that embodies the fiery spirit of the city. Others argue for a brighter hue, symbolizing the city's optimistic future. The discussions can get heated, with color charts and paint swatches flying around like confetti at a parade.
The Symbol is being refreshed again.
The iconic Illinois sculpture is cleaned up and repainted, according to WTVO. But here's the twist: The Symbol is currently standing with a primer color versus the color Rockfordians have seen for decades... or since its last glow-up.
Many residents are wondering what color the new coat of paint will be. Will it be green as a way to advocate for clean energy and less pollution? Could it be painted with rainbow colors, from top to bottom, as a way to show the LGTBQA+ community the city is their ally? Or, will it remain Liberman Red?
What color will Rockford's Symbol be next?
Don't throw your phone in frustration, control the eye roll, and don't blow your stack. The person in charge of this round of glow-up is Vicky Grondzki, owner of Painting4U in Loves Park.
She told WTVO, although it's expected to take a few weeks to repaint the sculpture, she plans on matching the tint of the original paint color of “Liberman Red” or “Vermillion Red.”