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Anyone Seen this Cell Tower? (My Name is Earl)

Discussion in 'Cell Tower Hunting Club' started by JFB, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. JFB

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    Have you seen this cell tower near you?

    One of our prolific cell tower picture posters Yankees368 recently posted this picture of a pine tree camo'd cell tower. It appeared just for an instant in the Thursday, Feb 1st episode of "My Name is Earl" on NBC.

    [​IMG]

    Some of you might have missed this in the gallery, so I thought I would post it here for wider attention. I am really curious to see if any of our cell tower hunters can track down the true location of this tower. I don't think it is a prop.

    Here is the original post in the Cell Tower Gallery - My Name is Earl's Mono-Pine

    It shouldn't be too hard for someone to find.

    Thanks to Yankees368 for the nice HD screen capture.
     
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  2. larry

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    Ha ha. I've seen a few different cell towers in the background on TV shows and news highlights. There was one monopole shown on Cops filmed in Riverside County, CA that I actually recognized and knew the exact location of.
     
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    This tower must be in California right? That building next to it has a strange facade.
     
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  4. Yankees368

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    Yeah, I would assume that this is in cali, as they do most of their taping there.
     
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    My Name is Jonathan:browani: , and I suspect the site is in the San Fernando Valley. It'll be interesting to see where this monopine is located.

    jlk
     
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    I don't know how I missed this post but it's located in the G & A Auto Dismantlers scrap yard located at the NE corner of Balboa and Saticoy in Van Nuys.
     
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    TJ: You 'da man! jlk
     
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    That wasa easy... haha

    Who is on it?
     
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    I want to say Cingular (Or now TMobile) off the top of my head.
     
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    Wait a minute, i'm not sure if we are correct about this. This is a "birds eye view" picture of that area, and there is no building back there that looks anything like our picture:

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    But in this image, you can clearly see a mono-pine:

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    and wait, it looks like in this picture, the back drop of those buildings is 100% fake around an existing structure! What's going on here..
    Here is the completed structure:
    [​IMG]

    Oh, and try to spot the other tower!
     
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    That's the same question a lot of area residents were asking when it was being built. It is a studio, but the drastic changes between the front panels make me wonder about it :D
     
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    That was an easy one, the back of the large strange looking building. ;)

    Is this where they do more then 1 TV show or was it a 1 time shot?
    Or is the Studio building it for future use?
     
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    It's amazing to me that a camouflaged cell tower was shown in TV for just an instant and someone here screen-capped it and then someone else knew the exact location of the tower.

    Is this a great online community, or what?:clap:
     
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  14. Yankees368

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    I would like to belive so. Are we nerds or what?
     
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    No. I can only laugh at these 'camo' towers.... a local town demanded a camo tower, and they got a redwood looking thing. Definitely not a native tree for NH, whatever it is supposed to be!! Somebody had a good laugh with that decision!!
     
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    Oh it was really a good picture. Cell tower is back of the pine tree.
     
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    that tower or tree doesn't look very straight or is it me? i would think if a carrier would have put it up straight ? :confused:
     
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    I'm sure it is upright, and it is just the camera angle. Did anyone happen to see the cell site in I am Legend?
     
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    No but I am going to go so i will look out for it
     
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    There is one scene where they are looking at the ruins of NYC and the entire shot of a rooftop cell site for about 3 or 4 seconds. Maybe I already have a picture of it! lol
     
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    There's actually a tower just like this where I live. It looks the same and everything except for that buildings around it. They don't look familure to me but I could be wrong.
     
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    Well I watched I Am Legend again last night, and got a screen grab of the site. It looks to be maybe along the West Side Highway.
     

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    It is funny how many people will pass up a cell tower without noticing it. I used to, but now I pay attention to that stuff!
     
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    Everytime I look at this picture I'd swear I'm looking at a model, not a real life picture.
     
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    Reviving this from the dead.... but here's another tower in My Name is Earl...

    One clue, it's within one mile of the above tower.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Good one...I'd like to see an aerial shot. :cool:
     
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    Clue #2! I posted a picture of this tower a few years ago.
     
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    I looked up the area on American Tower and I think I may have found the location. 8236 Louise Ave, Van Nuys California.
     
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    Ding ding, winner! Here is a pic I posted of it a few years ago.

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    Sweet! What do I win?? Just kidding!
     
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