Cleverly Concealed Cellular Sites
Not many people willingly wanted to live next to giant cellular towers although they wanted to regain continuous cellular service. The mobile phone service providers had to find new solutions to camouflage new cell phone towers into the landscape. They came up with some remarkable and unexpected ways to camouflage the unattractive towers.
What do all these structures above have in common? They are not what they appear to be at first glance – they’re all hidden cellular sites. Cell phones are so global that they require towers have to be just about everywhere. The major problem is that people don’t like having huge cell phone towers in their backyards. So this had caused complaints from towns and protests from neighbours have managed cellular providers to change the way they do business in some areas. I believe cellular towers ruins the attractive scenery in a town, therefore companies have made the right commitment to disguise the tower for it to blend into the setting.
The most common disguise would rather be a tree that blends in with the surrounding flora. If you observe them with a closer look you will realize that these trees aren’t what they seem to be. Their odd height, strange branch growth and the creepy machinery pushing out of the tops of the tree directly reveal that the ‘trees’ are really bogus botanicals. Water towers, grain silos and flagpoles are already present in many places, so they manage to hide their real identity while going up in a small town, whereas super-tall trees could look especially out of place and easy to recognise.
Unknowing items like rocks become a part of the fraud; large rocks can hold electronics while merging into the surrounding landscape. Buildings that look like attractions are clever disguise for transmitters and other electronics are becoming more common. Lighthouses attract plenty of tourists on both coasts of the US, who have no idea that the “historic” buildings are new construction.
Clock towers and unexpected structures might be more problematic to be ignored by the local people but are rather easier on the eyes than recognized cellular towers. Existing tall structures make it easier for the transmitters to be mounted onto them so that a new tower isn’t required by any circumstances. The possibilities are that the companies will have to pay for the use of those existing structures rather than paying for a new tower. This allows the structure to stay constant rather than it being disguised.
Generally the riskier disguises involve telegraph poles, traditional telephone poles and light posts. They are usually found within a landscape in most parts of the world. Has anyone ever thought if a cellular tower is visually unpleasant to residents, wouldn’t a new telephone pole be just as unpleasant? I believe from a long time to now people are used to seeing telephone poles nearly everyday of their lives. For example in London they will rarely appear to you but as you start leaving the London border they will start to appear more often to you. So therefore cellular towers are not something people are used to seeing, it makes them feel strange and uncomfortable about it it’s a totally new approach to them although it has no harm rather than just looking odd in the scenery.
Perhaps the oddest cover-up of all is the abundance of church towers, crosses and signs that hide cellular equipment. The churches usually make a fair amount of money by renting out their space to cellular providers, this helps give the church additional funds to serve the community while the cellular company sustains the calls loud and clear. In this way it both helps the church with funds and supplies the area with better network.