Re: Ennis, Texas former TD/Autovon/Cable site
- Ennis is now used and managed by AT&T Network Operations. Most of the Texas Echo-Fox/Autovon sites have been converted for their use well.
It appears that you and Google's plane were there at about the same time... Search 32.310744, -96.594112. The site has been expanded quite a bit as of late. Street View still has the tower visible though.
I don't know why the tower was removed, but at other AT&T NO locations they have been scrapped because of:
1) maintenance expense
2) danger of collapse
3) in order lower the public profile of the building
4) to prevent scrappers from trespassing.
My recollection is similar: they used to be huffy, then they stopped caring when the facility was little used (see Brad's photos at http://long-lines.net/places-routes/EnnisTX/index.html). However, they probably don't lightly suffer looky-loos at the moment.
Inside photos circa 2006 at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashleyandcompany/sets/72157619693850117/
--- In email@example.com, "frnortner" <frnortner@...> wrote:
> I haven't driven by Ennis in months, so what a surprise to see the tower is gone. There's quite a lot of digging and earth work at the tower site, looks like the foundations are gone, none of the steel is evident.
> Anyone know what is going on with that site?
> I remember years ago when the parking lot would be pretty full day and night. and people would get quite huffy if you stopped anywhere around the perimeter.
> -- Doc