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AT&T Building (3303 Wesleyan) Renovations?

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Work is in progress on the distinctive structure on the top of the AT&T building on Weslayan at West Alabama. So far the top "layer" is almost totally dismantled.

 

I always assumed the large structure was some kind of microwave transmitter and receiver. It's been there forever, and I was always intrigued by it as a kid in the 1970s. More recently I've wondered why a 1960s-era radio structure is still needed. Maybe it's just a shell, and the electronics have been kept up-to-date.

 

So far it looks like the work may be a removal job. Maybe the new tower across the street had a negative impact on its operation.

 

Anyways, we'll see what happens to the structure in the next few days.

 

 

 

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Nice find! Looks like they're removing the cell tower and doing a $1.5m remodel. I wonder if $1.5 million buys one or more exterior windows?

 

Project No: 17051347
Date : 2017/06/08 00:00:00
USE : CELL TOWER PARTIAL DEMO '2012 IBC
Owner/Occupant : *A T & T WESLAYAN TOLL
Job Address : 3303 WESLAYAN ST 77027
Valuation : $ 660,000
Permit Type : 13
FCC Group : Non-Residential Alteration
Buyer : *HC BECK GROUP
Address : 6500 W L S 77041
Phone : (713) 567-7618

 

Project No: 17053672
Date : 2017/06/09 00:00:00
USE : (EPR) HIGH-RISE OFFICE REMODEL 1-12-1-B-
Owner/Occupant : *A T & T WESLAYAN TOLL
Job Address : 3303 WESLAYAN ST 77027
Valuation : $ 1,500,000
Permit Type : 13
FCC Group : Non-Residential Alteration
Buyer : *HC BECK
Address : 6500 WEST LOOP SOUTH 1.2 77401
Phone : (713) 567-7916
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The microwave structure was entirely removed, and no traces remain. It was a distinctive structure in the Greenway Plaza area for around 50 years. It wasn't attractive, no doubt, but it was interesting and different. Now we're left with the unattractive building.

 

 

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