Although word about the new SETI@trailside (credit:Nico) installment at the head of the American Tobacco Trail has already made its way around listservs and websites, I couldn't resist putting up a picture of this inordinately silly place for a set of large satellite dishes - at the gateway to the scenic ATT.
While several sources have said to me that these Fox dishes were moved to make way for the new Diamond View buildlings, it remains unclear whether this is a temporary or permanent installation (although it's some serious hardware for a temporary install.) One would hope that they would be atop some buildings once those buildings are built.
If this is the permanent location, someone needs to put down the pipe and take another look at what they've done, and its effect on the trail. If they think it isn't a big deal, might I suggest the lawn in the middle of American Tobacco as an alternative?
Kevin reports they are permanent. Unbelievable. It really isn't only the trail, but also the connection between north of the freeway and south of the freeway. As it was, because of American Tobacco and the trail, this is one of our best potential bridging points between the two sides. Putting this thing here does not help.