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The illuminated "K" in logo script atop the Sky Tower, Who & When made it a Landmark?

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  • The illuminated "K" in logo script atop the Sky Tower, Who & When made it a Landmark?

    Just wondering, The illuminated "K" is a Landmark for Knott's But could it be placed on Supreme Scream or a new Ride. I like seeing it from the freeway and would miss it if they had to take it down. I just couldn't find any official record designating it as a official landmark.
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    I've often thought about this, but have not been able to come up with any actual answer as to who designated it a landmark. Just about everything I've found online has been copied from the Wikipeda page. It's worded in a way that makes it sound like someone other than Knott's made it a landmark, because it "prevented" them from using the area for Windseeker. However I don't even know how true that is.

    Hopefully someone comes along and is able to shed some light.



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    • #3
      Are we even sure it has been designated a landmark? I can't find any reference to it on the National Register of Historic Places or the California Office of Historic Preservation.
      "In Hell, everybody loves popcorn."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by deadwinterskies View Post
        Are we even sure it has been designated a landmark? I can't find any reference to it on the National Register of Historic Places or the California Office of Historic Preservation.
        That is my question as well. I took a look at the National Register, and nothing came up. It could have been misinformation that spread from Wikipedia.


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        • #5
          If I remember correctly when wind seeker was still in the planning stages it was decided it would go where sky cabin was which would have the old tower removed and a taller tower replace it. People didn't like the idea of removing the K tower and had a petition to make the K tower a historical landmark. That may be when it Happened

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          • #6
            Originally posted by explodingboy View Post
            That is my question as well. I took a look at the National Register, and nothing came up. It could have been misinformation that spread from Wikipedia.
            It's probably more poor wording than misinformation and the author meant it was a landmark within the context of the park and not that it was an officially designated one.
            "In Hell, everybody loves popcorn."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Pixtopher View Post
              People didn't like the idea of removing the K tower and had a petition to make the K tower a historical landmark. That may be when it Happened
              But if it was designated a historical landmark there would be a record of that. It could be that a petition got started but before they gathered the necessary number of signatures Knotts acquiesced to public pressure and the petition was abandoned.
              "In Hell, everybody loves popcorn."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by deadwinterskies View Post

                It's probably more poor wording than misinformation and the author meant it was a landmark within the context of the park and not that it was an officially designated one.
                Yeah, you're probably right!


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                • #9
                  This article from the time of the Windseeker construction states that they simply changed their mind since the Sky Tower is an older ride with a following.

                  http://www.themeparktourist.com/news...cabin-reprieve

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                  • #10
                    i was told its a ffa land mark for the planes the whole tower is a land mark

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                    • #11
                      Chiming in with the sad news — the tower and its non-functioning neon K are not officially landmarked or protected in any way. That giant K is iconic and a huge roadside attraction, but there are no city, state or federal regulations protecting the tower or its neon K from demolition. ...But there should be!

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