mystery solved.

via hikenandhistory
If you've ever been to Nashville, you know the AT&T building, known to locals as "The Batman Building. It's the tallest building in the city, and not only do we like it because it looks cool, in the first floor lobby, there's a Chick-fil-A! All of us downtown workers can walk there for lunch on a warm, sunny day.

The last week or two (and I've noticed it during short periods in the past) there has been an interesting piece on top of the Batman building. Look closely in that picture, on the level part between the two spires. What does that look like to you?

I saw that and thought, That looks like a record arm, you know, with the little needle at the end. That's possible, Nashville being Music City and all, but why? Is this some type of publicity stunt? And why is no one talking about it? Not even my favorite Nashvillest blog mentioned it. So it must not be that important … but what is it?

My curiosity was killing me. I came up with a list of possible things it could be.
  1. Record arm for Music City publicity
  2. Random bulky structure secretly installed by Sprint to make AT&T look silly.
  3. Weather vane (It has changed positions recently.)
  4. Platform for bungee jumping
  5. Horizontal solar panels
  6. Surveillance camera
  7. Ray gun
  8. Antenna
  9. Executive skywalk
Finally, I turned to Twitter and in a matter of minutes, my curiosity was satisified:

That's cool. How in the world do they get a crane up there, though? Maybe the top of the building opens up and the crane just pops up from the inside. That'd be cool. Or maybe it's something like this … but where does it go when they're not using it? Wow, what a job. I sure hope they are paying those window washers the big bucks.

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