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    News: Twister Tower proposed in Kansas
    Kansas City: Just about everyone has heard L. Frank Baum's tale "The Wizard of Oz". In the story, a farm girl is whisked out of her home by a Kansas tornado and wakes up in the imaginary land of Oz. The executive director/CEO of a privately financed Downtown Kansas City, Kansas economic development group (Avenue Area, Inc.) says he is negotiating with Baum's Estate for the exclusive rights to develop a theme park to be called "Emerald City".

    The centerpiece of the project would be a 65-story Tornado Building with a five-star restaurant on the top floor. The 650-foot "Twister Tower" would be 20 feet higher than St. Louis' famed Gateway Arch.

    Elected leaders of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas have greeted the proposal with mixed emotions: a theme park would be a great economic boost, but the annual spring tornado season has given Kansas a negative image.

    No cost estimate has been released.

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    Sounds interesting, although 65 stories for a 650-foot building will make for low ceiling heights.

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    Do you have pictures of the tower? Anyway, I'm not from the US but I wanna know how often tornados occur especially in Kansas City or if tornados happen in that part of town?

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    It was just proposed. As of now there's no renderings.

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    Supremo, the Kansas City metro area is normally hit 2 or 3 times a year by minor tornadoes with minimal damage which is usually contained to local neighborhoods. Every 4 or 5 years, the metro area will receive a more substantial tornado that will tend to flatten whole neighborhoods or housing developments, like the one which struck earlier this year in the Liberty-KCK-North KCMO area. Around every 25 to 40 years the metro area will get hit by a strong F4 or F5 tornado which does severe damage to towns and suburbs such as the 1957 Ruskin Heights tornado.

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