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Photos of Temporary Tower on Duck Key

 

Temporary Tower taken down March 9, 2004 

A temporary tower was erected on Hawk's Cay property on Duck Key in late February, 2004. A permit for the tower was issued by Monroe County Growth Management with the understanding that the tower be taken down by March 10, 2004. The tower was erected as part of a NexTel Convention at Hawk's Cay Resort.

 

Visual Pollution for the sake of Commerce and Communications

It seems communication towers have become a way of life. Is the convenience of cell phones worth it , or do you "see" such towers as a blemish on the beauty of the Keys? Thankfully the tower was temporary and has been taken down. Just the same it had an impact on our lives.

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Looking southwest from my verandah toward the setting sun and emerging stars, the view of that unsightly tower from February 23 to March 9 served as a reminder to me of how commerce affects the and intrudes on the quality of our lives.

There has been talk of placing side walks and bike lanes along some streets on residential Duck Key. Is there truly a need for walks and bike lanes? Do residents desire these things or are they meant to satisfy the needs of commercially zoned Indies?

For the sake of commerce and a convention group, Monroe County issued Hawk's Cay a permit for the temporary tower.

People love their cell phones, and complain about poor reception from time to time, but few residents wants to see a cell tower erected on Duck Key. Cell towers like billboard signs for many people represent a form of visual pollution on the scenic landscape of the Florida Keys. Grassy Key has several towers and there are multiple towers in Marathon and along the Overseas Highway. This writer sees them as ugly.

Would you want to look at a permanent cell tower on beautiful Duck Key? How do you feel about temporary towers? How do you feel about sidewalks and bike paths for the sake of commerce?

For your sake why not write or tell someone. Start with your Commissioners.

 

Dick Adler

 

More pictures of the temporary tower
communication's tower image on Duck Key

 

 

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