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The tallest building in Syracuse is 21 stories (or so). That’s apparently about to change, as construction is about to begin on a 47-story hotel that will be part of the gargantuan shopping-entertainment-restaurant-hotel complex that is in the planning stages. They’re building the hotel first, even though the rest of the project doesn’t exist yet, because the company involved believes that the construction itself will be a tourist draw. I’m not sure about that — did people go to Boston to see the Big Dig being dug? Maybe they did, I don’t know….anyway, the whole shebang is called Destiny USA. I’m still a bit fuzzy on why they want to build something like this in a fairly small town in Upstate NY, but it still sounds interesting to me. Too bad they couldn’t do it in Buffalo.

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