Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Smoky Mountains
In the 1950s, a project called Mission 66 aimed to improve park infrastructure ...
Which included a general observation tower for the public
But the National Park Service and the National Park Association battled over the design
The NPA called the structure "flashy" and "conspicuous"
The feud was picked up in newspapers and magazines across the country
But in the end, the design was popular with locals. Ground was broken in 1958 ...
Today, it remains a popular landmark among visitors!
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