About a year ago I shared a plan for re-working WDSP into a unique, non-Studio park: here
I also took the opportunity today to illustrate how I think the Paris version of Tower of Terror could have some changes/additions made to its exterior to improve its visual impact on this park.
WDW's Tower of Terror - a contender for best attraction ever built - featured two drop shafts. This fact, along with the roof cupolas and the long approach down Sunset Blvd, gave the attraction a soaring verticality. It was an awe-inspiring sight:
However, when subsequent towers were designed for Anaheim, Tokyo & Paris, a third elevator shaft was added. While this improved capacity, it also made the younger towers much wider and block-ier. In addition, the new style invented for the California and Paris towers (some kind of Aztec/Moorish-deco)did away with the spires, chimneys & parapets (and much of the ornamentation) of the original, further reducing verticality - leaving the 'tower' looking more like a squat, blocky mid-rise:
Since general park-wide visuals/aesthetics are of paramount importance in my design philosophy, for this new park, I imagined a large crown segment being added to the Tower (along with some additional towers, chimneys and ornament) in order to greatly increase its vertical impact from all points within the park. Also by adding a Mayan-deco crown, a style being applied to skyscrapers during the pre-War period, the very tall attraction would more easily blend in if seen from the Adventure Bay area, or even from Big Thunder Mtn.
Alright, here is the "improved" Tower for this park (based off an elevation found on the excellent WDSFans.com site):
This side-by-side shows the impact of the crown and adornments to what is currently there: