If I Can’t Text, I’m Moving

Monday, October 12

What If you couldn't text at home...

As New York City apartment towers are built to new heights using cutting-edge design and technology, developers still often find themselves stymied by an important aspect of contemporary life: providing crystal-clear, never-quit cellphone service. It turns out that the thick concrete walls, reinforced steel floors and specially coated low-emissions windowpanes used in many new high-rises can weaken, if not block out, wireless signals.

And units perched in the clouds, at the level of or above cell tower antennas, may be in the path of competing wireless signals, causing interference.

To correct this issue, developers are installing elaborate in-house wireless networks to boost coverage within projects – read more