It’s really something when an electric pole becomes big news. When there’s a 63-story, $450 million, starchitect designed mega-tower resting on the hopes and dreams of the possibility city behind it, it becomes just that: big news. The Museum Plaza investors have ponied up nearly $15 million of their own cash to bury the lines and build the new electric tower. Now there are two steel spikes rising from the River Walk near where 11th Street might hit if it extended through.
A third foundation is currently being finished where an even larger spike will soon blossom from the once bustling Shippingport neighborhood. The two electric towers laying east of the mini-construction site will be removed to make room for the Museum Plaza project, whenever that happens.