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at&t Hinsdale, IL Central Office HNDLILHI

This thing damn near burned to the ground in 1988. It took out the FAA in Aurora, Cellular and Public Safety. The switch was completely destroyed and estimated cost was $16mil in 1988 ($28mil in 2008 dollars) More info: http://massis.lcs.mit.edu/archives/history/fire.in.chicago.5-88

at&t Hinsdale, IL Central Office HNDLILHI
LineNoise, Aug 2, 2009
Structure Type:
Not a Cell Site
Camouflaged/Stealth Cell Site?:
    • LineNoise
      I know it's not a cellular building, but the link is a good read and it's some nice Ma Bell history.
    • Yankees368
      That was an excellent read. All of that from a bolt of lightning. I wonder what the response would be like today....
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