Giant Golden Phaser Proposed for Sacramento

By | October 21, 2008

Thanks to Thomas for this tip. What do you think? The “golden spike” building that may become Sacramento’s “space needle” kind of looks like a phaser from the original Star Trek to me. So, I like it.

Sacramentan Walter Horsting is proposing a new icon for California’s capital city, The Golden Spike. Here are his words: Golden Spike Landmark
Sacramento needs a landmark that reflects the history of the Sacramento Region. St. Louis has the Arch: Gateway to the West and Seattle has the Space Needle. What symbol can capture the historical foundations of Sacramento: The Gold Rush and the building of the Transcontinental Railroad; other than the Golden Spike? … – dodsonconsultants

… And it wouldn’t cost taxpayers anything if built as an office tower, says Horsting, a vice president at AVI-SPL, a Florida-based company that supplies big video screens for sports stadiums.

He acknowledges that he’s no developer or architect. But he serves on some local committees and he got the Golden Spike into a show at the Sacramento chapter of the American Institute of Architects, which opened a new office on 14th and S streets this summer. The exhibit closed last week; AIA officials said reviews were mixed for the top-heavy monument. – bizjournal

Every time I see it, I will make the phaser sound. Say it with me, “Speeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!”

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