Can you spot the hidden cell tower?
Cell phone towers are disguised at the Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Irvine in this photo from 2008. Cell phone towers often are disguised or hidden in buildings or fake trees to meet aesthetic demands of the community. Residents opposed to new cell towers are more often basing arguments on concerns about aesthetic problems, property values and location. Though some residents have expressed concern about health risks, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 prohibits cities from denying wireless facilities based on health concerns. Radio frequency waves emitted by the towers must remain within guidelines set by the Federal Communications Commission.
TEXT BY ELYSSE JAMES;, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER