Monday, March 03, 2008

You Can't See Me

My crew members from Colorado grinned when they saw this camouflaged cell phone tower in Imperial County.


Chas S. Clifton said...

Because it reminded them of the fake ponderosa pine cell tower on Monument Hill (I-25)?

Reid Farmer said...

Or maybe the fake windmill cell phone tower on South Parker Road near Franktown!

Dave said...

Pretty poor implementation there. It's called a Monopalm (Monopine if it's a pine tree replica). A cell tower with a single "pole" is a monopole... Usually the pine or palms have real versions set next to them and can blend in quite well. The windmills, fake water towers can be monstrosities done badly. Usually the local government requires camouflage of some sort(probably sounded a lot better on paper). a lot of times the camo makes the thing stick out worse than if it were subdued with paint. Paint that thing the right shade of brown and you wouldn't give it a second look.