Spiral Road Tower

     Posted By: Paul - Wed May 16, 2018
     Category: Architecture | Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough | Motor Vehicles | 1930s

I'd love to see them build something like this, but 110 miles tall. No fancy materials, no arcane engineering, just plop down enough concrete to make a self-supporting cone reaching into space. At the top, rig up an Eskimo-yo-yo-like device to spin probes up to escape velocity, and start firing them in all directions.
Posted by Phideaux on 05/16/18 at 12:18 PM
If it had been built, I could see kids on skateboards careening down it today.
Posted by KDP on 05/16/18 at 09:06 PM
A structure like this might attract a few BASE jumpers, too.
Posted by Fritz G on 05/17/18 at 06:54 AM
More here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phare_du_Monde The 1937 Paris Exposition was notable for having the Soviet and Nazi German pavilions adjacent to one another.
Posted by Brian on 05/17/18 at 11:00 PM
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