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First Look at Fair Park's 500-Foot-Tall "Observation Tower Ride" Meant for Midway

Click to enlargen this look at Errol McKoy's 500-foot erection proposed for Fair Park.
Click to enlargen this look at Errol McKoy's 500-foot erection proposed for Fair Park.

It's been almost two years since State Fair of Texas President Errol McKoy began talking about his plans to take a bite out of Six Flags' business by erecting his own monster Top of Texas Centennial Tower on the Midway -- the first part of plans to turn Fair Park into a year-round, or at least summer-long, destination. Since then, it's been rather quiet on that all-the-time State Fair front. But this very afternoon, the Landmark Commission will courtesy-review Good Fulton & Farrell's plans for the tower; you too can sneak a peek right here, beginning on Page 95.

Landmark's task force likes what it sees so far -- and "expresses its preference that the adjacent radio tower be removed or relocated." Another look-see, this one from outside the gates of Fair Park, follows. Because nothing clear the head of Super Bowl bad memories faster than conceptual renderings of new things at Fair Park.

First Look at Fair Park's 500-Foot-Tall "Observation Tower Ride" Meant for Midway

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