The tower has been a prominent fixture in the South San Jose suburbs since the 1970s; with a peak structural height of 539 feet above sea level, the tower can be seen for miles around.
The tower sits on the top of a hill in South San Jose at 425 feet above sea level.
After over 30 years of occupying the hill alone, the tower has now been joined by a housing development, consisting of hundreds of condominiums, townhouses, and detached homes; the development, called "Communications Hill," has been established along the hillside below the tower.
For the benefit of local residents, the tower was designed to be more pleasing to look at than a standard metal structure would be.
This tower is owned by AT&T and used as a major microwave relay for telephone communications in the area.
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