Cell Phone Tower Palm Tree Frustrates Mesa, Arizona Residents

Cell Phone Tower Palm Tree Frustrates Mesa, Arizona Residents

Posted on 19. Nov, 2012 by in News

Residents in Mesa, Arizona are fighting to prevent AT&T from constructing a camouflaged cellular tower that looks like a palm tree. The Federal Communications Commission in October ordered AT&T to  “plant” the tower in a vacant lot in a residential neighborhood of East Mesa. The tower is meant to provide additional service coverage for the community.  AT&T plans to disguise the 70ft tower as a palm tree in order to look less obtrusive.

“We live in a residential area of one-story homes, and our nearby commercial area has buildings with a maximum height of 30 feet,” David M. Brown, a six-year Mesa resident, told AOL Real Estate. “They say they want to contextualize this palm-tree tower by putting three or four actual palm trees around it. But real palm trees aren’t anywhere near 70 feet tall, and [it would] take years before they’d reach that height. It would literally tower above the community.”

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