Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Gettysburg Battle Tower (Gone)

Demolished in 2000.

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Gettysburg Battle Tower demolished

The Gettysburg Battle Tower, a metal observation structure stuck in the middle of the historic battlefield, was demolished last month. The Tower has been open to the public since 1974, cursed at and reviled as a tacky eyesore by many.... [08/20/2000] Complete News Story

President Clinton takes firm stand against inappropriate erection

President Clinton's recently unveiled 1999 budget includes $5.7 million to buy land around the Gettysburg battlefield -- including a privately-owned 310 foot tall observation tower that almost everybody hates. "There is no better symbol for the need to preserve the Gettysburg battlefield than taking down this tower," said Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, quoted by the AP.

... [02/07/1999] Complete News Story

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