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The "three towers" to be replaced
(photograph taken 11/19/97)

"Three towers"
The storefronts shown here face 41st St. The two small towers to the right were torn down by American Tower before it began construction of the new 756-foot tower. The concrete Western Union structure and the short, rooftop-mounted tower behind it are on the American Tower site.

The tower on the left is owned by Allbritton/WJLA and is used jointly by WJLA and WUSA. Both stations have stated they will not use the proposed new tower. The tower further back toward 42nd St. (barely visible in the middle of the photo) is used by CBS radio and pager companies; it is not owned by American Tower, and its owner has said he has no intention of tearing it down.

Photo credit: Albert LaFrance (from his website A Secret Landscape: The Cold War Infrastructure of the Nation's Capital Region)

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