Why not build the tower and then build the concrete building AROUND the tower
and use the roof as partial support for the tower ?!?
Since it's a bad neighborhood, and since you need some security, this might
work out for you.
I'd then buy a 45ACP AND a 12 GAUGE !
Along the lines of security, why not build the building out of ICF rather than
cement blocks ? Insulated concrete forms not only give you security but also
R30 insulation factor for your equipment. Granted, you would have to either put
siding or brick on the outside but the core - poured concrete - will give you
the security you want.
KC8HZ - Central Ohio
Living in an ICF house which keeps me WARM all winter and cool in the
>I bought land in a bad neighborhood for this site. I bought into the
>bad neighborhood because of the proximity of fiber from two companies
>combined with good elevation. The wireless link will be a third
>provider. There are 4 meth labs within a thousand feet of the site. I
>need the concrete building for security.
>Initially I had planned for the building and tower to be separate but
>later decided to try to use the structure of the building to provide
>additional support or height for the tower. A new Trylon or US Tower
>self supporting tower would cost more than the currently planned
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