As some of you may have noticed, the Shimmer Wall in downtown Raleigh now appears fully functional. The N&O is working on a story about the wall for later this week so feel free to post your opinions of it here. ("Neat" and "cool" appear to be the most common opinions of the wall.)
Given that Raleigh's relationship with public art has not always been good, the Shimmer Wall is shaping up to be a major success. Yes, the wall was built with private money, but it will likely be viewed as public art given its placement on the McDowell Street side of the Convention Center. The wall includes an image of an oak tree, which several residents have said is perfect.
Are there any other images that would have been equally perfect symbols of Raleigh? Sir Walter? A garbage disposal? An acorn?