Alaska Cabin Tower Gives New Meaning to Living Up North

The 185-foot-tall log structure is called the Dr. Seuss House

By The Editors
April 15, 2016 9:00 am

“I meant no harm. I most truly did not. But I had to grow bigger. So bigger I got.” — The Lorax

When “frustrated architect” Phillip Weidner was finishing up construction on a 40×40 log cabin he was building in Talkeetna, Alaska, he realized adding another cabin on top using pillars was possible — so he did.

Then he did it again. And again. And again … you get the picture.

Weidner kept adding levels to what’s been nicknamed the Dr. Seuss House until he reached 185 feet. The only reason Weidner stopped when he did is because federal airspace starts at 200 feet, and he didn’t want the home (which he calls the Goose Creek Tower) to violate any laws.

The top of the tower offers 360-degree views and Weidner — who works as one of Alaska’s top trial attorneys — says it’s possible to see for a minimum of 300 miles. Not a bad place to take in the Northern Lights.

Weidner’s “poem to the sky” isn’t finished, but he has plans to outfit the top level with a telescope and install a ham radio station so he can broadcast “Radio Free Goose Creek.”

“I hope Goose Creek Tower will inspire other people to do worthwhile things,” he says. “Not just in building, but in whatever they do with their lives.”

Sounds kind of like what a certain Dr. was trying to do with his books.

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