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Neighbors balk at proposed 180-foot cell tower in Baltimore's Druid Hill Park

Neighbors balk at proposed 180-foot cell tower in Baltimore's Druid Hill Park

Baltimore officials delayed a scheduled hearing this week on a massive cellphone tower proposed for Druid Hill Park after neighbors balked at the idea.

The Baltimore City Department of Real Estate has proposed a 180-foot tower that would house communications equipment for T-Mobile, city emergency services and the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, where the tower would be located.

City officials say the tower would save the city millions in taxpayer dollars, but neighbors of the historic park worry that such a tower would disrupt the peaceful environment, compromise the site and tarnish views of the Mansion House, other historic buildings and the park itself. They complain they were...

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