NFL: Jaguars Video Boards Are Way Bigger Than Yours!


The Florida State Capitol may be the country's largest phallic symbol but it will take more than Viagra to stretch it out to the length of what Everbank Field is packing this season. Here are a few "big" icons around Jacksonville and the globe that don't fare well when sized up next to Everbank Field's new 362'-long video scoreboards.

Published August 7, 2014 in Opinion - MetroJacksonville.com




Florida Life Building - 148'

Leaning Tower of Pisa - 183'

Salt Lake City Temple - 223'

One was once Jacksonville's tallest and a H.J. Klutho masterpiece, another has been leaning since the 12th century and the other is the centerpiece of Salt Lake City. Nevertheless, all are flacid when standing next to Everbank Field's video boards.






Taj Mahal - 240'

The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces." Every over-budget public project in America is compared with it but at $63 million, Everbank Field's new toys may be just as expensive.





CSX Building - 253'

When Atlantic Coast Line Railroad opened what is now the CSX Transportation Building in 1960, it signaled significant change in the transformation of the downtown riverfront. With Shahid Khan and the Jacksonville Jaguars now eyeing the shipyards, these video boards could end up only being a start of a new 21st century riverfront transformation.





Statue of Liberty - 305'

Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower) - 316'

Both are internationally known icons in their respective city's skylines. However, the lady is petite compared to Jacksonville's monster and Big Ben needs a new nickname because there's a new daddy on the scene.





Florida State Capitol - 345'

At 345', the Florida State Capitol may be the country's largest phallic symbol but all the Viagra in the world isn't going to stretch it out to the length of what Everbank Field is packing this season.






Godzilla 2014 - 350'

At 350', Gareth Edwards' creature is the biggest incarnation of Godzilla to date.  Unfortunately, for this atomic breath beast, there's two bigger monsters reigning over Everbank Field's endzones and they come with Light-Emitting Diodes.







Article and graphics by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at edavis@moderncities.com





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