Newcastle company Out Of The Square Media has launched into the Queen’s Wharf Tower imbroglio with a video depicting the 40-metre object as a rocket taking off into the stratosphere.
QWT’s days as a tribute to Her Majesty are numbered after the council sounded the death knell last year.
The city plans to tear down the 40-metre metal phallus before Supercars brings hordes of architecturally sensitive motor racing fans back to town in November. Newcastle has tried to find a buyer, but to no avail.
One innovative Novocastrian offered to put up several hundred grand to tow the thing offshore and sink it in the ocean as a dive reef, but this idea didn’t float.
The inspired people at OOTS have taken the debate to new heights.
Their video, replete with billowing clouds of burning rocket fuel, shows how the tower could easily be converted into the genesis of an Australian space program based out of the Brewery.
Presumably, the three decades of alcohol-drenched urine in the tower would provide a cheap and powerful propellant to get the thing airborne.
Over to you, Australian Space Agency.
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