Friday, May 10, 2013

Observation Tower in Rouge Park

Observation Tower
Photo by Michal Zacharzewski
One of the more interesting proposals to come out of the master planning session for Rouge Park is the idea to create an observation tower atop the sledding hill, north of Joy Rd. On a clear night, it is possible to see all the way to downtown Detroit - some 14 miles away - from the top of that hill.

Adding an observation tower to the hill gives the area a signature feature as well as an awesome amenity. This tower would be approximately four stories tall. There is also a possibility of adding something to this tower like a climbing wall that would make it just that much more awesome.

While this observation tower is still just an idea that the Friends of Rouge Park and Lawrence Technological University are collectively floating. It is, in my opinion, one of the more interesting ideas that I've seen in recent years.

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