Kentucky Landmark Threatened

Round buildings are cool. I mean, seriously, perpendicular corners are overrated.

big round hotel
Gabe's Tower as it looked in 2007
courtesy Mamiespaw on Flickr
That's why we were thrilled to discover this awesome place called Gabe's Motor Inn, a 13-story hotel built in 1963 located in Owensboro, Kentucky. The groovy circular building featured parking underneath and a rooftop restaurant with a retractable glass roof. It's known locally as Gabe's Tower for obvious reasons.

But as cool as this place is its future is uncertain.

Beginning this year efforts to condemn the building were under way. A grassroots movement has begun to save the landmark tower and preserve the unique history associated with it. Here's a great little video they put together...

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