"I say, go big or go home. If Mr. Fernandez truly wants his pole to be an icon that stands out against the Miami skyline then he better take some Extenze, because 425 feet won't get it. To put it in perspective, the four condo towers across Biscayne Blvd., a.k.a. the so-called "Biscayne Wall" which will be the backdrop of the flag when approaching from offshore, are 615, 650, 585 and 700 feet tall, respectively. All told Downtown Miami now has 50 buildings taller than 425 feet, with more under construction."
"When viewed from a distance, a flag at that middling height is going to look like a beach towel hanging out to dry on somebody's balcony. Maybe instead of erecting his 425-foot pole on public park land, Mr. Fernandez should just put a 25-foot pole on the roof of the Four Seasons, fly his flag at 814 feet and call it a day."—Dick Richards [Cuban American Billionaire to Erect a Major Flagpole of Pride]