People love high quality reception when ever they use their cellular phones, but despise the look of the cell towers that are needed to give them that kind of quality that they want. They are considered as an eyesore. So what do wireless companies do? Disguise them.
Some of them were made to look like flagpoles, some pine trees, palm trees, cacti, house, and steeple of churches.
Some Counties even require the cell towers to be camouflaged. But since it is nearly 4 times more expensive to have a disguised cell tower than a metal cell tower, they only do that to some of the cell towers where it require them the most to do so.
The usage of cell phones are not only a convenience to many of us but it opens up a new way of income earning by some property or land owners. Reason is, the more cellular phone users, the more cell towers are needed. Land owners can actually make money by leasing their land, or properties for the purpose of building cell towers.
So if you have a land or property which is located in a strategic place for a cell tower, you may get a passive income on a monthly basis this way. Or if you do not want to get monthly payment and would like to get a lump sum payment, you may even sell your lease to companies that actually buys them. You can estimate the value of your lease by using something which they call the wireless blue book.
Anyway, I think the disguised towers are rather interesting.