Lollipops and Frankenpines: A Few Of The Park Agency’s (Least) Favorite Things


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Last week, the Adirondack Park Agency approved a 95-foot evergreen tower that will provide AT&T service, reported the Adirondack Explorer. The carrier is engaged in a park-wide initiative to improve cell service.

After several attempts by Vertical Bridge Holdings to get the camouflage right, trees described by critics as resembling lollipops and bottle brushes were rejected.

 The public consenus was the approved Eastern white pine will match the surrounding forest. “It’s not something out of scale, like a Frankenpine,” the APA’s Ariel Lynch said. 

Some residents were initially concerned that the tower would negatively impact the view from Blueberry Hill Trails. However, according to Lynch, computer simulations showed the tower “would not be an eyesore.” 

“I don’t think it would be visible [from the lookout], but even if it were, I don’t think it would be discernible because of the trees,” Lynch added. Vertical Bridge Holdings has, “certainly built enough of them at this point that I think they’ve figured out what’s working,” she said.

December 19, 2019

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