Sutro Tower has been an iconic and quirky part of SF’s skyline, for nearly 50 years. Since its rise in 1973, the 977-foot TV and radio broadcasting tower has played many parts. It’s grown from a hated eyesore to an iconic landmark. More recently, it’s been the inspiration for a number of Karl/a the Fog-type Twitter accounts.
The latest such account to enter fraught Twitterverse is @SutroTower. Launching in August, the account has posted numerous glamor shots of its namesake with cheeky captions and friendly morning greetings to San Francisco all while amassing a small but influential following of local Twitter personalities. In the lead-up to Halloween, @SutroTower has dressed up its Twitter with a ghost emoji and dubbed itself as “Haunted Sutro Tower.” But the tower, (which says is unaffiliated with Sutro Tower, Inc.) insists that “there is nothing to fear about me.”
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