Escape cell radiation in a modern skyscraper

Live high, close to god in a skyscraper.
Steel tube skyscrapers deflect radiation.
Cover windows with aluminum foil to stop it all radiation.
Throw away refrigerator and all electrical appliances.
Eat in restaurants, shower at gym.

In tall steel buildings the problem becomes cell phones will not work!
Even if you want it to!
The buildings block the cell signal.
Get a landline rotary dial phone if you have to call.
Business opportunity!
Get rich!
Get electrical engineering license.
Get a job on how to defeat the problem of no cell phone signal in high rise buildings.

a building can be designed to resist lateral loads by designing it as a hollow cantilever perpendicular to the ground.

the perimeter of the exterior consists of closely spaced columns that are tied together with deep spandrel beams through moment connections.

This assembly of columns and beams forms a rigid frame that amounts to a dense and strong structural wall along the exterior of the building.

I just moved into a new unit at Aura, on the 46th floor and the cell phone reception is pretty terrible!
I have to leave my phone at the window to get calls.
Is this an issue that a lot of people encounter when they live or work high up?
Maybe they still need to install repeaters / antennas at the top of the building?
I had a housewarming the other night, and all the guests seemed to have the same issue, so its clearly not the provider.
Aura, being a much taller addition to the neighbourhood, may need a few adjustments in the way antennae are aimed.

“Cell carriers in all major cities position their cell sites close to the ground because that’s where most of the people are,”

“On the corners of buildings, you’ll see them 20 to 30 feet up, and they’re angled toward the street.”

That doesn’t do you much good, especially if you live on the 30th floor of a high-rise.

Cause #2: Building materials can block radio signals

Tinted windows (especially the ones found on “green buildings”),
and metal
all interfere with cellphone reception —
which is why you can often get more bars if you hold your phone out your window or step onto a balcony.

Is it normal for cell phone reception to taper off as you go higher in a building?
When I toured a model that was on the 30th floor, I had no service.

If you want cell service on the 30th floor you may have to mount an outside antenna.
Before I did that I would test every cell phone in Chicago for reception in that building.
It may well be that no cell will work in it.

What matters is the clutter of other buildings around you, and what they’re made out of.
I tend to have a hard time getting service on the 26th floor here in the loop,
but I think it’s more of a problem of the 100 other office buildings full of

Poor cell reception is a special challenger for apartment dwellers. …
Now your apartment building may or may not be too far from your carrier’s nearest tower for good reception. …

If there are other multi-story buildings near your apartment, they could be blocking your cell signal

IN the 19th century, as buildings got taller across New York, engineers struggled to find ways to pump water to the uppermost floors.
Now, with the mysteries of water pressure long since resolved, a new quandary is facing the city’s tallest residential buildings:

poor cellphone reception.

Such problems arise on higher floors because most telephone carriers have installed antennas on building roofs relatively low to the ground, to reach cellphone users on the sidewalks.

Until recently carriers had not anticipated such demand for cellphone access up high.

Spotty reception and dropped calls have been an issue since the dawn of the cellular age, of course, but it is becoming more acute as Americans increasingly abandon land lines.

more than 25 percent of homes had only wireless phones in the first half of last year,

more than half of people 25 to 29 lived in households with only wireless telephones.

“A lot of building owners are starting to approach us with these questions,”

. “It’s a hot topic, and it’s something that is becoming more and more important these days.”

While in-building wireless networks are fairly common in office towers, experts say residential landlords have been reluctant to install the technology.

Some individual homeowners have turned to cellular signal boosters, which have been available for about a decade.
But they cost $250 to $1,000, and have come under scrutiny by the Federal Communications Commission after a cellular trade group asserted that boosters interfere with cellular networks and disrupt service.

Experts say that landlords and developers are only beginning to consider their options, which include wiring a distributed antenna system in the building or providing residents with a broadband connection.

many people here are migrating to wireless communications in their homes and even their offices,”

, “the building owners all of a sudden are kind of caught with their pants down.

At the Beatrice, a new 55-story rental tower and hotel in Chelsea, the developer,
when workers reached the 30th story, that cellphone coverage would be spotty.

eventually resulted in the decision to provide residents with so-called femtocell technology, a cellular base station that connects calls through a broadband network.

The size of a small box, the femtocell device is hooked up to a DSL or cable modem and positioned near a window.

the resident has to deal with it by getting a landline.”

At the Trump SoHo, a new hotel condominium, the developer incorporated a more costly distributed antenna system that runs throughout the building and requires a centralized basement hub to store cables and wiring.

Such a solution can run as much as $2 million to install.

Trump SoHo, said that complaints about cellphone reception from guests at Trump and other companies’ properties had been increasing over the past few years

. “They don’t like it when their cell signal doesn’t work,”
“and it’s becoming a big part of their decision on where they’re going to stay.”

Experts said that as the technology evolves, some of the costs associated with wiring buildings for cell coverage might come down as phone carriers agree to cover some of the expenses.

five years ago was people noticed when they didn’t have cellphone coverage in a building, but there wasn’t a solution

“Then about three years ago there were some solutions, but they were very cost prohibitive


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