The Sutro tower is this mad huge, ugly tower in San Francisco, California. It is the tallest point in the city (because it's a radio tower on top of a mountain; since when was that impressive?) and is seen as a (potentially notorious) icon of the city.
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A video about the almighty Sutro Tower and its rusty grace. Go to 0:30 and you will see why this tower is more pathetic than a wingless bat. At around 1:20, some boss dude compares the glory of the tower to that of the Golden Gate Bridge. Maybe "Golden Gate Bridge" is the term in that man's mental vocabulary for a turd.