Originally Posted by dagobert
I think the entire attempt to reach 1776 feet with an ultra long spire is pretty lame if not pathetic. If it was 1776 feet to the tip of the roof then it wouldn't really bother me, because we would have a legitimate attempt at constructing a building of considerable hight to make a statement. Instead we have a half hearted attempt to do so.
In addition 1776 feet is 539.9 meters, does number 539.9 mean anything to anyone? I'm asking because if anyone in the rest of the world does ever hear anything about this tower it will most likely be in meters.
You're in rough territory here. There are those for whom the 1776' height is like catnip, if not crack. Speak agin' it and it's like you're threatening the stash, they turn into Rosemary's Baby......and you're dead meat in the water instead of just somebody with an opinion.
Seriously, I'm one who was disappointed at the decision since "1776" has been done to death (though not in NYC, except for the Broadway musical of the same name) and that NYC and the catastrophe of 9/11 deserved at least a little more imagination and careful thought instead of what's handy/obvious (having nothing to do with my deep sense of what's actually patriotism). But, what do I know....Oh. I know. I thought a Bush presidencywas a b-a-a-a-a-ad idea as far back as 1999, but what can ya do?
Anyway I really wanted you to know that there is a Dagobert St. in Wilkes-Barre, PA.....the rest is old news from me.......