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Fake Plastic Trees, Part 2

15 Jun

If you haven’t seen part 1 of this series, then click here.

It’s been about a month since I posted part 1 of this series.  The cell tower has been completed and those with AT&T have cell service.  It was reported in the local newspaper that Verizon will be adding their equipment to the site at some point in the near future, but it’s vague.

In part 1, I said I’d rather see a plain cell tower rather than a fake pine tree.  But, now that it’s finished, it’s not so bad looking.  They made improvements to the fake-tree cell towers I’ve seen in the past. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t look like a tree; but it is camouflaged in a way that doesn’t seem to draw my attention to it too much.  If I look up on the hillside, it’s noticeable.

I’ve got some photos.  First is the view of the finished tower from town.  It’s that very tall tree on the horizon.

The remaining photos will chronicle the completion of the tower, continuing from part 1.

Horizontal support structure added and coax cables routed:

Antennas added (the white things) and the first “greenery” on the very top:

The completed “tree”:

Antennas are now fuzzy:

As of this date, there is no power-line running to the tower, so it’s being power by a diesel generator:

Thus, the cultural changes come to the small mountain town.  People are now sitting in coffee shops yakking away.  It hasn’t gotten too bad yet with only one carrier.  But if you build it, they will come.

 
 

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  1. Fake Plastic Trees, Part 1 « Inverted Sky

    June 15, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    […] Click here for part 2 of this series. […]

     
  2. Eric Hancock

    July 5, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    A generator. Interesting.

     
 
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