An auto dealer in Lake Park, Fla., has petitioned his town council for approval to install a 341-foot flagpole on his car lot.

The Palm Beach Post reported that Earl Stewart, 71, wants to dedicate the giant flagpole to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

According to the newspaper, Stewart's $800,000 project calls for a 5-foot-wide steel pole at the base and would carry a 50-foot by 30-foot flag.

The flagpole will also have to be constructed to withstand hurricane-force winds and gain Federal Aviation Administration approval.

"Yes, it's self-serving. I'm 71 years old. I want to build something that will be around for a long time," Stewart told the Post.

In comparison, from ground to torch the Statue of Liberty in New York City is only about 305 feet tall.

His proposal is scheduled to be presented before town commissioners this week.

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