Tornado Monument Proposed for Kansas City, KS
"St. Louis has the Arch. Seattle has the Space Needle. New York has the Statue of Liberty. And now Tom Overby wants to create a monument for his hometown of Kansas City, Kan.: a 650-foot-tall tornado-- 45 feet taller than the Space Needle, 20 feet taller than the Arch and 345 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty-- that would anchor a tourism district with a theme based on 'The Wizard of Oz'....As Overby envisions it, visitors could take an elevator to the top, where they could eat at a restaurant and enjoy the view. The area surrounding the tornado would include buildings made to look like they were destroyed by a twister. Inside those buildings would be gift shops. The base of the tornado would include a museum with information on the history and science of twisters."
Thanks to Connie Chung