Cell phone towers were always considered to be eyesores. I wonder if that is still true. At some point will the ugly cell phone tower be seen as a beautiful beacon of connectivity?
The more we rely on our smartphones for everything, the more we want a strong signal and plenty of bandwidth. How many times have you looked at your phone to see how many bars of signal strength you had?
Fourteen or fifteen years ago, I remember seeing two cell phone towers alongside the 405 in Los Angeles. One was disguised as a pine tree, the other as a palm tree. I have also read about cell phone towers cleverly hidden inside church steeples. The church collects rent from the cell phone company.
While riding on I-81 in Virginia the other day, I noticed cell phone antennae mounted on the signposts for a couple of truck stops. The were still ugly but they did utilize existing structures rather than mar the landscape with more towers.