Sterling Heights holding contest to name controversial 35-foot, $180,000 golden ring

Ring in area called Golden Corridor

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Sterling Heights is holding a contest to name a 35-foot golden ring that has caused controversy.

The ring, which is on M-59, cost $180,000.

It is illuminated at night and is supposed to represent what the city is calling the Golden Corridor between M-53 and I-94, because the area includes many dining and shopping options.

The ring caused a stir on social media when it was completed earlier this year. Many people commented on how expensive it was, while others referred to it as a "golden butthole."

To enter the ring naming contest, click here.

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