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RE: NYTimes and Disney tree

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From: Hillmer, Jan (hillmjan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Nov 29 2003 - 17:25:34 PST


We have a 'tree' like that here in Tampa, too! I wonder if it's from the Disney species.
Jan

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        From: Patricia Knott [mailto:pknott@enter.net]
        Sent: Sat 11/29/2003 1:41 PM
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        This is so cool! Where I live the farmers (for survival) are renting their properties for cellphone towers - they are ugly eyesores. What a neat project to get kids to make designs for environmentally aware designs for these towers. It brings lots of questions about form and function and aesthetic concerns.... certainly a real world design problem.
        Patty
        


                From: "Bunki Kramer" <bkramer@srvusd.k12.ca.us>
                
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                        The Height of Ingenuity
                        By NORMAN VANAMEE
                        The problem: designing a cellphone tower that isn't an eyesore. Here are some solutions
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                        Hi, Patty. This brings to mind the cellphone tower near my former condo. The small town of Alamo, CA was dead set again it for aesthetic purposes. It sprang up all the same but they did a clever thing. They worked with the Disney Corporation to make an outside casing shell that looks like a tall...very tall...pine tree complete with textured trunk and lots and lots of pine needle branches. It looks so real that even looking directly at it, it blends in with the other pine trees around it and you don't notice it at all. I watched the day the Disney people came out to erect it and found the whole process soooo interesting. It even felt like bark! Toodles....Bunki
                        



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