Tower has city pitted against one of Waltham's wealthiest families
The Antico tower at Prospect Hill Park, which the city contests is unlawful, has been in use for over 50 years. Wicked Local photo/Ignacio Laguarda
By Ignacio Laguarda
September 02. 2015 2:00PM
A 293-foot tower at the edge of Prospect Hill Park is the subject of one of the fiercest legal battles in Waltham, involving the city’s zoning authority, parks and recreation department, and one of the city’s wealthiest families.
The original tower was built in 1962 by A. Antico & Sons, a road construction company, to be used for personal use as wireless communication. At first, the tower stood 75 feet tall. Between 1962 and 1982, the structure was extended to 170 feet, and then increased to its current height in the early 1980s.