"Phonehenge West" Relegated to the Dustheap of History

In Antelope Valley, Calif., Alan Kimble Fahey's 70-foot tower - aka "the highlight of his life's labor" - was eviscerated on Friday along with the rest of his 20,000-square-foot quirky concoction. The court found it in violation of local codes.
August 7, 2011, 5am PDT | Jeff Jamawat
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The labyrinthine, interconnected structure made of steel beams, wood, utility poles, and other recycled materials took three decades to assemble.

Fahey "was convicted in June on a dozen building code violations because he did not obtain the proper permits," reports Ann Simmons for The Los Angeles Times. Out on $75,000 bail and waiting to be sentenced next month, the 59-year-old retired phone company technician/attempted architect said he would do it all over again.

"Even better. They haven't broken me," he says in the article.

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Published on Friday, August 5, 2011 in The Los Angeles Times
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