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Tampa Host Committee unveils new logo and website

by: Oreo

Mon Aug 09, 2010 at 16:00:00 PM EDT


 

 

Tampa Bay's Host Committee announced their new website today. you can see it at 2012Tampa.com

You'll immediately notice that there's not much to it. The main part of the site is the ability to sign up to volunteer for the convention.

Another nice bit of information is the countdown timer. Only 748 days until the opening gavel.

 

 

 

 

 

The RNC also has a 2012 Republican National Convention website at GOP2012Convention.com

Update: The dome in the logo, more precisely an Arabic-style minaret, is part of the historic Tampa Bay Hotel, which has been part of the Tampa skyline for years.

Oreo :: Tampa Host Committee unveils new logo and website

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What the heck is that? (0.00 / 0)
What is that in the center left of the logo?
A Russian dome? Islamic dome?  

Don't let the wingnuts see that (0.00 / 0)
Remember how they went crazy about the supposed crescent at the 9/11 PA memorial?

More seriously, I just looked at a bunch of Tampa skyline pictures. I see the round building at the left, and the triangle top building at the right, but that, I'll call it a spade since it looks like a playing card spade, I don't see that spade anywhere.


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It's the Tampa Bay Hotel (0.00 / 0)
http://tampadailyphoto.blogspo...

It was THE Tampa skyline for many years.


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See picture in the main post (0.00 / 0)


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Thanks. (0.00 / 0)
That is one awesome Victorian building!
Here's a photo of the lower half:
http://tampadailyphoto.blogspo...


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actually, it is moorish revival (0.00 / 0)
victorian is more like this:

http://www.google.com/images?h...

though there are some similarities....


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Actually... (0.00 / 0)
The Victorian Era was 1837 - 1901.
The Tampa Bay Hotel was built 1891.
So, the building does qualify to be in the Victorian category.
Btw, thanks for the link to the photos. There are a few in there that I've actually seen (in real life).
Also, some of houses/buildings in those photos on that link have a minaret  :)

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thanks leah, i wont get into it here, so go ahead, call them victorian (0.00 / 0)
much as you might call a building in south africa that was built before 1860 "antebellum"

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LOL ;) (0.00 / 0)
Yes, Moorish revival architecture has 'minarets'.
http://www.essential-architect...

But if you look closely at The Tampa Hotel you will notice that it has TONS of Victorian 'GINGERBREAD' on it - which is associated with Victorian architecture from the time period the building was built.
See inset photo here:  http://www.plantmuseum.com/His...

And from  museum's own website it says:
"Today its mission is to interpret the Tampa Bay Hotel at the turn of the century and the Victorian lifestyles of America's Gilded Age for people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of interest."
http://www.plantmuseum.com/His...

So, we could comprise and say that the Victorian building has Moorish revival type minarets on top it  ;)


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