Sutro, I see you…
Quick, can anyone guess where I took this?
And Bernal, so tiny. But from where?
And what could this be? Bertro? Surnal?
Also note Bernal’s new tower-identity-branding:
Cute, but you’re no Sutro.
The Bernal Heights microwave switch was once a major junction for San Francisco’s telecommunication network — read more on the AT&T “long lines” microwave network at your leisure. (Sadly it does not cover how microwaves were responsible for the GIANT DOG in the picture above.)
Hey, look, a link between Bernal and Mt. Diablo!
(Hope your house wasn’t in Glen Park or on Diamond Heights in the 60s…)
The cold war-hardened network was rather impressive and ran from the 50s to the 90s, but was done in by the massive bandwidth advantage of fiber optics developed in the 70s.
Now if only AT&T SBC would put forth the same effort to get me a reliable signal on my iPhone. The “cold war” AT&T would not be amused.