America's tallest flagpole

America's tallest flagpole


Sheboygan, Wisconsin (WI), US
Acuity Insurance erected a 150 feet tall flagpole in 2003 that would later fall, narrowly missing the Interstate highway below. In 2005, they built a stronger 338 feet tall flagpole that displayed a 120 feet by 60 feet American flag.

It was taken down in October 2007 with a plan to erect a stronger pole. In April 2008, a new pole went up without a flag, but it was swaying badly in low winds.

Acuity has apparently scrapped the idea of having a tall flag pole here, as the base area of the flag pole has been torn out and replaced with grass.

UPDATE - In May 2014, Acuity once again claimed the title of having the country's tallest flagpole with an improved 400 feet tall pole. It features three pendulum-style tuned mass dampers which prevent the pole from swaying and vibrating.
Acuity Insurance erected a 150 feet tall flagpole in 2003 that would later fall, narrowly missing the Interstate highway below. In 2005, they built a stronger 338 feet tall flagpole that displayed a 120 feet by 60 feet American flag.

It was taken down in October 2007 with a plan to erect a stronger pole. In April 2008, a new pole went up without a flag, but it was swaying badly in low winds.

Acuity has apparently scrapped the idea of having a tall flag pole here, as the base area of the flag pole has been torn out and replaced with grass.

UPDATE - In May 2014, Acuity once again claimed the title of having the country's tallest flagpole with an improved 400 feet tall pole. It features three pendulum-style tuned mass dampers which prevent the pole from swaying and vibrating.
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By: milwhcky

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@ 2008-11-06 11:46:33
In the various birds eye view scenes released today, the pole can be seen in various stages of assembly (or disassembly).

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