They want to build it 60+ feet tall, as a tourist attraction.
I say if you going to build it why not build it 100 feet.
Although 60+ ft is impressive and if I was in that area of the country I would check it out, 100ft would kick ..s.
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When there is a will there is a way
I wonder how much they'll charge to go up on the viewing platform
What people won't do to attract people to small towns....It does look cool though. And I think they should re think their location....that will suck
up enrgy and if they are going to put it in the middle of the inersection cause alot of crashes.
It just looks so out of place...the thumbnails reminded me of old comic book fronts about UFOs...
Won't it be like, mega hot though? I mean, ouch! And how much are they gonna charge to make money off it?? I can't see it doing very well, pretty
I see this project failing like the world's tallest thermometer. would i go visit it? probably, just for the novelty of things, but i wouldn't pay
to stand on a platform. i'd probably in and out of that town in 10-15 minutes.
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