BEST GIANT VISAGE

The giants of Skytower 13

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Photo by ERIC SNIDER
BEST GIANT VISAGE: The giants of Skytower 13

If you regularly drive down Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa, you are no doubt familiar with the WTVT-13 “Skytower” Doppler radar obelisk. A tall thin tower with what looks like a boulder on top, the Skytower is not actually part of the Tampa skyline, but it’s a defining landmark nonetheless. In 2007, Channel 13’s marketing department began plastering giant likenesses of many of the station’s weather team on the side of the building. The first time we saw a colossal Paul Dellegatto, our instinct was to run for our lives lest we get crushed under the weatherman’s giant boot heel. Is it any wonder some TV folks have giant egos?