15-story Manatee (cell tower…that is)

The Heard Tribune in central Florida has a story about a 150 foot tall cellular flagpole proposed by Vertex Development LLC to be placed at a residential subdivision in East Manatee, Florida. Here’s a link to the story: Manatee facing a 15-story cell tower…masquerade.

While the story is nicely balanced, it omits an interesting point: The U.S. Flag Code requires that flags allowed to fly at night be illuminated. Since the proposed flag is to be 375 square feet, that’s going to take a heck of a lot of light. I’ll be interesting to see whether local private pilots show up to the hearing to complain about the lights that will have to shine to the sky.

There are many, many examples of cellular flags in the gallery here. To see some of them, CLICK HERE


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