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The Compliment

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Antenna art
by Elliot, Home By Six
Saturday, 31 December 2005, 2024


The Sutro Tower has fascinated me for as long as I've been in the Bay Area. I'm sure most people consider it an eyesore, especially longtime residents of SF who may remember Mt. Sutro before the tower. But I'm convinced it's the coolest looking communications tower in the world. (Not that there's much competition.)

So I was interested when I found a website called Mount Sutro.org. It seems to be somebody's blog, but offers quite a bit of information about the tower itself, and even a PDF of the antenna layout. This guy pushes right past fascination into obsession territory. I mean, he even has a custom Sutro license plate. And it's people like that who make the Internet a great place to surf. :-)

Happy New Year to all. Have some Death Cab, some Dan Wilson, and some Jim's Big Ego to celebrate the occasion. But most importantly, have fun!
Likewise, Elliot. I was extremely amused by your post. And I recently became aware of Death Cab for Cutie myself and have enjoyed their music as well.

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  • Elliot

    I went walking up around there a couple weeks ago. It's quite a hike, but the view is certainly worth it. I'm still trying to figure out how to get to the bottom of the tower. I'm sure it's fenced off or something.

    Thanks for the linkback! ;-)

  • David July

    If you drive up to the tower on La Avanzada Street, there are a few parking spaces located on public land just outside the perimeter fence and entry gate. If you park there and walk around, you can get pretty close.

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