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News stories tagged with "cell-phone-towers"

"Frankenpine" (above) and "The Tallest Tree" by Peter Seward
"Frankenpine" (above) and "The Tallest Tree" by Peter Seward

"Stealth Towers" show provokes cell phone discussion

A new exhibition opens tonight in Saranac Lake that looks at the increasingly popular strategy of disguising cell-phone and other communication towers. From fake pine trees to church steeples rigged with antennas, the paintings in "Stealth Towers" show how new technology can alter the look and the meaning of our most traditional symbols. Brian Mann spoke with Lake Placid painter Peter Seward as he was installing the show at Bluseed Studios this week at Bluseed Studios.  Go to full article
Pilot Knob site (Photo provided by Nextel)
Pilot Knob site (Photo provided by Nextel)

Adk Council Sues Over Lake George 'Frankenpine' Cell Tower

A pro-environment group is filing legal action today aimed at blocking construction of a controversial cell phone tower on Pilot Knob, a hill above Lake George. The project was approved this summer by the Adirondack Park Agency and the Lake George Park Commission. But the Adirondack Council and a local activist group say New York state ignored evidence about the project's environmental impact. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Canadian Pacific Suit Challenges APA Tower Limits

Two years ago, the Adirondack Park Agency established a new policy, designed to limit the visual impact of broadcast towers. Despite their convenience, many people see cell phone and microwave towers as eyesores. Now, the Park Agency's policy faces major challenges. Canadian Pacific Railway has sued the APA in Federal Court over a 4-tower project in the Champlain valley. And Saratoga County hopes to build three new towers on mountaintops in the southern Adirondacks. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

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