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RE: NYTimes and Disney tree

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From: Comcast Mail (lamiller3_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Nov 29 2003 - 22:08:27 PST


On Route 2, in Harvard or Ayer, or one of those town, northwest of Boston is
one of these fake trees. People are talking about it all the time. It does
look odd, not quite like the trees around it, but definitely better than the
cell towers all over metro west Boston.

Leslie in Framingham,,MA

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From: Bunki Kramer [mailto:bkramer@srvusd.k12.ca.us]
Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2003 12:59 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: NYTimes and Disney tree

from: Bunki Kramer (bkramer@srvusd.k12.ca.us)
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Road
Danville, CA 94526
http://www.lcms.srvusd.k12.ca.us/newKramer/KramerMain.html
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From: Patricia Knott <pknott@enter.net>
Sunday's NY Times Magazine focuses on: Design: Where does Inspiration come
from.

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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