• Tall stack. Small town

    5 monthes ago - By Urban Sketchers

    [By Marcia Milner-Brage in Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA]
    The Cedar Falls Utilities smokestack is tall. It's the tallest structure in my small city. We have no skyscrapers. No other chimneys that come close in height. There is no great variation in elevation here. No mountains to put its man-made height into perspective. From much of the town, the stack is a point of reference. It is a landmark that orients us to where we are. In Lisbon, it would be Cristo Rei. In Paris, the Eiffel Tower. In Washington, D.C., the Washington Monument. In NYC, it was the World Trade Center. Unlike those famous...
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