When people come from out of town and I need to direct them to my house, the Capitol Hill Radio Towers are about the best landmark I have. “From the freeway, take Madison and go straight. When you see the huge radio towers, you’re almost there”.
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There are three of these monsters, doing things I read about at one time. All I know is that when you get really close, you don’t even need a radio to pick up KUOW, so they’re doing something. Although they’re kinda ugly (and the barbed wire and industrial outbuildings surrounding them or the gas station almost directly underneath don’t help), they have their own charm. A steel skeleton rising into the heavens, sporting many a dish which, if it could talk, would clearly say “REALLY don’t get in front of me” – nice neighbors, right?