Published: Jul 2, 2007
The University of Tampa’s H.B. Plant Hall appeared on Good Day Tampa Bay
the morning of July 5, when it was announced that Fox 13 viewers chose
it as one of the Seven Wonders of Tampa Bay.
Plant Hall came in at No. 7, beating out the St. Pete Pier, Florida Southern College in Lakeland and Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard.
from the fact that it's a great school, its physical beauty and its
uniqueness make it a natural," said Good Day host Bill Murphy. "I'm so
proud of our viewers. They done good."
The station picked 10
local wonders to compete for the top honors. A national historic
landmark, Plant Hall was a no-brainer for the list, according to Fox 13,
because of its unique architecture and iconic status.
Voting went on for a couple of weeks and, by June 29, roughly 3,000 votes were cast.
Day Tampa Bay created the contest to coincide with the “New Seven
Wonders of the World,” which will be announced on July 7 in Lisbon,
Portugal. Marvels like the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower are up
for that distinction.
Three live segments featuring UT aired
from 8 to 9 a.m. Murphy spoke with Barbara Pennington, a consultant for
the University’s 75th anniversary, in the lobby and on the verandah of
"It was great fun and an honor for me to be the
spokesperson for the seventh wonder," she said. "We've always known the
building was a wonder."
To watch the segment, visit the Fox 13 Web site