Nosy Neighbor: What’s That Thing on 60 Hudson’s Roof?

60 Hudson antenna mastDo you know what this structure is atop the old Western Union building? —S.

“It’s an antenna mast,” says Shaun Mooney of Colliers International, managing agent for 60 Hudson. “Used to have microwave dishes on it. Actually, still does, just smaller.” From Wikipedia: “The terms ‘mast’ and ‘tower’ are often used interchangeably. However, in structural engineering terms, a tower is a self-supporting or cantilevered structure, while a mast is held up by stays or guys. […] In US broadcast engineering, a tower is an antenna structure attached to the ground, whereas a mast is a vertical antenna support mounted on some other structure (which itself may be a tower, a building, or a vehicle).”

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  1. Oh, I thought it was a warning siren when a crane is about to fall down.

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