I’m guessing that WWII is not the first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they see this thing (left) rising over the field formerly known as Hayward.
But, as a helpful reader pointed out, the architectural influence from Hitler’s Flaktürme anti-aircraft towers is striking:
That’s some fake-ass news right there!
There is no comparison. The Vienna Flakturm is 54 meters tall. Your “replica” will be a mere 176 feet – when fully erect. It looks thinner too. Not that Mein Führer had a hang-up about size.
Rumor down at the faculty club is that the flak tower will house Around the O after the Worlds.
You’re confusing flak and flack… oh, I get it.
One of the faculty’s last surviving WWII veterans sends in this picture of a flak tower in action, firing at his wingman during a low level Mosquito raid over Dusseldorf:
Excellent illustration of Godwin’s law. Thank you, professor.
Re: Godwin’s Law. the illogical fallacy of the “twin” towers speaks for itself
this blog is associated with a university
universities are filled with academic snobs that are full of inside jokes, like me
in case the readers are wondering about Godwin’s Law
I hope your shoulder isn’t too sprained after this reach