Towering over the ancient trees on Mount Graham's formerly pristine summit, the LBT, still years behind in construction, stands out as an eyesore visible to much of southern Arizona. The installation is a profound insult to the Apache people and their sacred mountain. Original plans to build the scope at tree level had to be scrapped when U of A realized they had blundered in their Mt. Graham site selection studies. They attempted to radically redesign and the greatly increase the telescope height. Even then, it still fails to accommodate the horrendous astronomical visibility and severe air turbulence on Mt. Graham. UA’s own studies revealed that even increasing the structure to eleven stories, LBT’s capability was still “unacceptable.”