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PAINT it RED!!! The historic bland pale/white BR Waterworks Standpipe built way back in 1888...stands 100'ft tall....Would make a perfect iconic "Red Stick" monument in front of the Shaw Center for the Arts....add some fancy bright lettering to compliment the red color; saying Baton Rouge going down vertically! :shades:

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Does Baton Rouge really need another phallic symbol? All roads already point to Huey's big huge......Capitol building.

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Does Baton Rouge really need another phallic symbol? All roads already point to Huey's big huge......Capitol building.

 

Gotta keep the tradition alive.

 

But in all honesty, I think with it being so close to the giant concrete "building" it wouldn't be really in your face. It's already there and already is a phallic symbol it's just overpowered by the other 34 story one. I don't know if painting it read would make much of a difference.

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Ha ha...Would just be curious to see how a lil little color variety looked ...instead the pale/blinding/white water tower that is the exact same color as the pale/blinding/white Hilton Capitol House & Hotel Indigo next to each other(not shown just to the left of pic)

 

 

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Ha ha...Would just be curious to see how a lil little color variety looked ...instead the pale/blinding/white water tower that is the exact same color as the pale/blinding/white Hilton Capitol House & Hotel Indigo next to each other(not shown just to the left of pic)

 

I agree it's pretty bland.

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I agree it's pretty bland.

It's invisible since it blends in. I'm sure we can come up with something both cheap and more creative than painting it though.

We could be missing out on something cool... a giant gas lantern, moon light tower, or the world's tallest playground slide. Spanish town can put a giant pink condom on it for their parade. It could also be something practical like a zombie watch tower. Surely Baton Rouge doesn't take itself too seriously to miss out on this opportunity to create the world's largest Pez dispenser.

We can do so much more with it than just paint it. What would put a smile on your face every time you saw it?

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It's invisible since it blends in. I'm sure we can come up with something both cheap and more creative than painting it though.

We could be missing out on something cool... a giant gas lantern, moon light tower, or the world's tallest playground slide. Spanish town can put a giant pink condom on it for their parade. It could also be something practical like a zombie watch tower. Surely Baton Rouge doesn't take itself too seriously to miss out on this opportunity to create the world's largest Pez dispenser.

We can do so much more with it than just paint it. What would put a smile on your face every time you saw it?

 

I'd like to see some sort of beacon and something that could be seen at night. I think it would be nice to have a landmark like that when you cross over the bridge.

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Was that pic from the 80's of the lit up Capitol for Christmas(with window lights in shape cross?)...or was that year round?

 

They did a good job renovating the Kress Building...along with new Hampton Inn...makes for a nice block on Main Street btwn Third St. & Lafayette St....sorry if did not get the Little Village sign...wrong angle

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Was that pic from the 80's of the lit up Capitol for Christmas(with window lights in shape cross?)...or was that year round?

 

They did a good job renovating the Kress Building...along with new Hampton Inn...makes for a nice block on Main Street btwn Third St. & Lafayette St....sorry if did not get the Little Village sign...wrong angle

 

 

It had to have been around Christmas times. I recall reading a story (many years ago) that said they stopped putting the strings of lights on the Capitol like in that picture for safety reasons.

 

It would be cool to have the colored lights at the top again for special events.

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