Firstly, there are beautiful spires in nature. How can anyone consider climbing to the top of one of these? I'll just appreciate it all sitting on the floor, thank you, while my hands sweat and my tummy churns. (I'll be sitting on the ground because my knees would not hold me.)
Oddly, however, I can fly and have been perfectly content in a gondola over the Mississippi River. I need to feel closed in, safe. Put me on the Batman ride with its chest bar locked down, I'll go again and again. Put me on a high, open hill, I'm going to get very nervous. Climb these? No way!
Architects have been inspired by nature in their design of spires, art, and high-rise buildings.