Tuesday, 21 November 2017
The Tower Experience
So, I made the trip. First, you need reservations. Just about everyone and their brother want to go up to the top....particularly at 5PM to catch the start of the sun going down. The sad thing is that you need to think about things like this six weeks prior and get your reservation into the system.
The cost? Well....it's in the hefty $70 range for each person.
So you get to the entry point, and then you realize the traffic flow, there's at least 4,000 people lined up in different segments to make the trip to the top....like a her of cows.
You walk through this tunnel, and then onto this other tunnel, and finally get 25 minutes later....over to the elevator. It's hot as heck inside of this elevator.
Then you get to the top, and gaze out at.....well....a sandy colored landscape. I doubt if you can see clearly for more than 500 feet. I asked about this, and the guy said this was normal. So you looked at the images of the city....sandy-colored....and asked yourself why you paid out so much and was this really worth the trip.
I've been in probably twenty towers in my life and it's always an interesting view.....well....up until this point. I probably spent 2.5 hours in some line, or processing through the episode, and it took eight minutes up there to convince me that this was worthless.