Top Floor of Bunker Ramp CLOSED to the public

I noticed this winter that the top floor of the ramp was blocked off with vehicle barricades. Didn’t think much of it, figured the city was saving itself snow removal money by not having to clear it. But as Spring arrived, it was still closed off (to vehicles). I have continued to ride my bike to the top to take photos (like the one above) and was there tonight. As I was leaving a private security guard came barreling out of the elevator telling me I couldn’t be up there (on my bike). I said, “Why?” He seemed befuddled and said, “Because the city doesn’t want anyone up here.” I again asked, “Why?” He seemed more befuddled and said nothing, so I told him I would leave since I have more respect for rent-a-cops then I do for the regulars.

But I really want an answer to that question. Why is the top floor closed?

Maybe the city is afraid if people park on the top floor of the ramp they will become complacent and not want to park in the mostly unused other 6 floors 🙂

*If you haven’t been up there, it is an excellent place to snap photos of the Sioux Falls skyline.



8 comments ↓

#1 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 07.18.22 at 9:53 pm

Maybe it’s going to be turned into a Taupeville heliport.

#2 Further Fear & Loathing on 07.18.22 at 10:41 pm

Perhaps, they are trying to protect the homeless from the heat. They would prefer to have them camp on the lower levels where the sun won’t always bear down on them…. And, they will be less noticeable, too.

Or, for the next Roe protest maybe the police plan to channel the protesters to the top level and their demise… #WhereAreTheRocks?

#3 The Guy From Guernsey on 07.19.22 at 7:10 am

Pretty simple explanation.
The Man don’t want the citizens gettin’ uppity the result of seeing blue sky in their world.

#4 The Guy From Guernsey on 07.19.22 at 7:14 am

FF&L,
“Operation Buffalo Jump”

#5 Archie Bunkeramp on 07.19.22 at 9:13 am

We name naval ships after presidents and states, why not name a parking ramp after Deep Throat?

“Operation Buffalo Jump”, however, sounds more like a talent contest, involving a t-shirt, sponsored at Buffalo Chip.

#BuffaloSauce #BuffaloRidge #BuffaloRound-up:ItKillsAllOfTheWeeds #JustAskKut&Kill

#6 Wizard on 07.19.22 at 9:32 am

Were you wearing your wizard hat?

#7 D@ily Spin on 07.19.22 at 10:52 am

Obviously, the city doesn’t want banners lowered from the roof and graffiti inside. They’re suffering from citizen reaction regarding this and transparency. This is a perfect place for demonstrations. They’ll say security is a safety issue. Realistically, this fortress has become a landmark representing tyranny.

#8 Sick of Fearing on 07.19.22 at 3:05 pm

They fear that people will sneak up there late at night and then dance in a counterclockwise direction as they worship the Devil. But then wouldn’t Alito protect their religious rights, if they did, even if on government property?