OK, I understand that there are some engineering reasons for this design, but come on, they can not seriously think that this thing should be built.
I thought the proposed design for San Diego was bad, but wow. I'm quite open minded, but that thing is obscene.
Semi-related: Have you ever seen the original cover art for the Little Mermaid video? Regardless of any of the explanations given by Snopes as to why this particular "urban legend" is false, those things are cocks. I had never heard of that "urban legend" when I was at a friend's house and saw the cover. I don't go looking for dicks in things, but I was shocked, handed her the cover of the video, and just pointed. She looked and did a double take, seeing what I was pointing at as soon as she looked at the details.