I know why they are ugly: cell towers are built solely for function and cost-savings, with no eye toward aesthetics. When enough people complain about the towers, the mobile companies make a token effort at concealment by trying to disguise the tower as a tree. I don't think they're fooling anyone, do you?
|What species of tree is that? The rare Turris Cellularis?|
(photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid)
I'll be the first to say that I'm no architect, but here are a few ideas I sketched out.
Imagine how the landscape could change if we let architects and artists partner with engineers to design cell towers that doubled as art.