North Dakota tower
Tue Jan 5 16:18:17 EST 2010
Scott Fybush wrote:
> In the interest of accuracy, it should be noted that those are not
> concrete silos up there on Mansfield. They're actually steel cylinders
> that surround conventional lattice towers, and they're there to pacify
> the environmentalists who would have preferred to see no towers there
> at all. Supposedly the shrouded towers are less visually obtrusive.
> I'm not sure I buy that line of reasoning, but if I had to get a new
> tower built on Mount Mansfield, I'd build whatever needed to be built,
> I suppose.
Perhaps environmentalists consider silos to be "more natural" than steel
or aluminium lattice towers.
I suspect that 85% of New England's silos were built before 85% of
today's environmentalists were even born.
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