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Old Posted Oct 13, 2018, 11:14 PM
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Vote!! Ours is up for 'Tank of the Year'

Had no idea such a competition existed. But I guess there's one for everything.
If it could speak, I'm sure it would say "Tanks a lot" for your vote

http://tankoftheyear.tnemec.com/



Voting day looms — for Hamilton’s giant gas ball
The globe painted to show Hamilton at the centre of the world is now facing off against hundreds of North American tanks in the oddest industry-run contest you’ve probably never heard of.

The Hamilton Spectator -- Oct 12, 2018
by Matthew Van Dongen

Need a break from the city election? Another vote looms that proud Hamiltonians may not know about: our sewage-gas globe is up for Tank of the Year.

The recently repainted, eight-storey-high globe — which reminds highway drivers daily that Hamilton, not Hogtown, is the centre of the world — is competing for bragging rights against 269 probably much more boring tanks across North America.

The gas ball was built in 1972 and the world's continents and oceans are painted on it — along with a locator for "Hamilton" proudly spelled out in nine-foot-high letters.

The annual contest is sponsored by industrial coating company Tnemec and recognizes the "esthetic, creative and innovative uses of its coatings on water storage tanks."

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Old Posted Oct 13, 2018, 11:34 PM
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The geography grad in me is cringing a little at this, but driving past at 100+ km/h it's still great, and improved over the original.


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Old Posted Oct 13, 2018, 11:46 PM
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Put my vote in!
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Old Posted Oct 14, 2018, 12:20 AM
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Have a healthy lead on #5 so far.
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Old Posted Oct 14, 2018, 12:38 AM
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I don't understand why any of the top 3 are in the top 3 apart from Winston-Salem's, which is the only one that actually has any design and artistic inspiration IMO. The others are pretty much just logos.
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