Anthony Weiner’s mayoral site features the Pittsburgh skyline
The New York City skyline is one of the most recognizable in the world.
The skyline portrayed in the banner on Anthony Weiner's campaign website isn't it.
It's Pittsburgh. To be precise, the banner shows the top of what appears to be the Roberto Clemente Bridge.
The snafu was noticed by several people including an employee at the University Center for Social and Urban Research at the University of Pittsburgh. A librarian in Brooklyn noticed it too, as did a Pennsylvania blog.
The photograph used in the Weiner logo closely resembles one used for the cover of an album called "The Rain," by Terry Lex.
Weiner, it's worth repeating, is working without much of a staff.
Here, below, is the image from Weiner's website stuck on top of a photo of the bridge, which I found here.
UPDATE: Weiner's campaign didn't comment when I reached out to them about the Pittsburgh issue. But they did swap out the image on the site, which now shows a highly pixelated city skyline that roughly resembles New York's.
UPDATE: John Brougher, V.P. of marketing at NGP VAN, the tech firm that created Weiner's website, emailed the following statement:
"This is our fault. NGP VAN acknowledges that the image of the wrong skyline on the placeholder page for the Weiner campaign was our honest mistake, and not that of the Weiner campaign. Our designer got the image from a set of images that included New York City images, but obviously this image was not of New York City, as the Weiner campaign had requested. With the image behind a strong blue background, our team did not catch this mistake. The offending image has been replaced, and the placeholder page now uses a New York City image; as will the full website when it launches."