The dust settled, I retired, and there probably wasn't much change in the airport lunch traffic at Wendy's. And ever since, I haven't seen anything different in the airport layout when I've cruised by in the Cessna 180 … except the gradual rise of a humongous and oddly shaped tower. Taxpayers might be interested in the architect's description of the facility: "[We were] challenged to create something functional and unique; a notion the FAA and Dayton Airport embraced to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Wright brothers' first powered flight. Not your typical concrete lookout, this tower is a minimalist study in glass and steel. Once construction is complete, it will soar to 255 feet, nearly 150 feet higher than Dayton Airport's existing control tower. Tapered outward as it rises, the diamond-patterned steel structure is veiled in a glass skin … [and] the project's secondary structure, the Administrative [and originally Tracon] Base Building, is 10,726 square feet."