I thought I'd snag some pics and take the girls by the tower before it falls. I explained to her (she's almost 3) that the tower would be falling like all of her Lego towers inevitably do.
I am sad to see it go, as it is somewhat of a pillar of Menominee Park and it offers the historical feel of Shawshank Redemption in our neighborhood. I also thought that it had the excellent potential to some day serve as a public look-out tower overlooking the park, the community, and the beautiful Lake.
I was not aware that there were plans to destroy the tower, and am confident I wouldn't have been able to do much about it. I, like many in our neighborhood, wish that there would have been a way to preserve the tower, maybe through amazing fundraising work by our historical society chapter or something. The value of the building is well articulated by Terry Laab, which can be found well into the 5/27/08 meeting.
It doesn't seem that the city originally disclosed the architectural and historical value of the building, and once these points came to light, it didn't seem that many in the city or on the council cared much.
Anyway, here's High Tower: