Last login: Sunday, January 15, 2012
A world class monument, if done well, could put San Diego in the same league as other cities and identify its skyline like the Seattle Space Needle, the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House and one of my favorites, the St. Louis Gateway Arch. The Arch is simple, elegant, does not block much area, and has an observation area to generate tourism revenue. It literally put St. Louis on the map of world's tallest structures and I believe cost less than some other efforts.
One of the reasons for building something really tall is for people to enjoy the view of their city from the top. Driving across our Coronado Bridge provides a taste of this.
I don't care for the giant wings design and I don't think abstract art needs to be 500 feet tall to be appreciated. Let's build something more like the Gateway Arch, with a minimal footprint, elegant simplicity and some revenue generation.
January 15, 2012 at 10:53 a.m.
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