Clearly affected by years of feeling inadequate compared to other major American cities, Miami appears on the verge of constructing a giant phallus, right in the center of town.
SkyRise Miami, a new 1,000ft structure to be built Downtown overlooking Biscayne Bay, is the latest development in masking Miami insecurity. It'll have an exclusive restaurant, two clubs, an observation deck, a drop ride called SkyPlunge, a simulator movie theater, a bungee jump that hurls visitors 550ft down, and countless jokes for as long as it stands.
Seriously. It really looks like a penis. And it will cost an estimated $340 million to erect. SkyRise's developer Jeff Berkowitz is even pumping $30 million of his own funds into the project, and believes that the skyscraper will annually entertain 3.2 million visitors, who'll fit the rest of the bill.