Cortez was a Mountain Bell central office with Long Lines microwave facilities.
A 1979 AT&T Long Lines route map shows that Cortez was a station between Goodman PL [?] to the west and Madden to the east.
The microwave antennas are supported by a truncated Type E tower on the building's roof.
The E tower is of lighter construction than the Type A, H, L and M towers that were used on major ("heavy") microwave routes.
On the E-series towers, the K-brace sections are divided into four 75" lattice sections.
The heavy-route towers have K-brace sections divided into three 100" lattice sections.
Thanks to Wayne Weishan for his contributions to this section.
Created on December 17, 2003 at 12:30 by Albert LaFrance