Funny, I never noticed the towers... even looking at pictures to this day from my recollection I don't remember seeing them. I guess I only ever saw the buckets themselves and completely blocked the towers from my conciousness. Perhaps I always over romanticized them. I just miss the dang things like crazy.
I was told the skyway loading area in Tomorrowland was the stairway behind the 'hatmosphere' shop... the stairway that goes nowhere. Funny how I don't recall (from personal experience) where that was, either!
I have to say the uniforms/costumes of the CMs at the Tomorrowland loading station in the 80s had to be the worst ever -- the baby blue polyester with the patch pockets sewn on the front of the pants! I wish I had a picture!
By the way, you know how the DL Railroad was planned as all encompassing when Disneyland opened, it took you all the way around the whole place... with stops along the way... plus the skyway and to a lesser degree the Main St. vehicles were put in place to move guests through the park. The monorail connected to the DL Hotel in the 60s, this elevated train was built around the original MK hotels at Seven Seas lagoon.
Then Walt died.
But dont you guys think Walt might have liked to have all his WDW hotels and later DLR hotels connected by monorails, steam trains, peoplemovers, skyways, etc etc etc?
I mean, the idea kind of died with him, at WDW the train was more of an "attraction" than useful transportation, as it only had stops in AL/FL and Main Street until Mickey's BirthdayLand opened in the 90s.
So why is it Michael Eisner relies on those horrible trams and expects people to walk everywhere or to take "motor coaches" aka buses all around Disney World...
Walt Disney was trying to demonstrate better ways of moving people around, not just entertaining them... I think with the state of things, they let him and his vision down by pulling out the PeopleMover and letting the DL monorail deteriorate...