Santa Cruz Boardwalk wants to proceed with drop tower plans

Posted Thursday, May 29, 2003 4:49 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Boardwalk wants to install a 125-foot-high "drop tower" thrill ride at the oceanside amusement park — seven years after scrapping a plan for a taller tower because of community outcry. The tower is a scaled-down version of a 1996 plan for a wider, 186-foot-high tower that met with opposition from residents who said it would hamper beach views and harm migrating fowl that could crash into it.

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