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Cingular Wireless is bringing Brightwood’s Nativity Church closer to heaven—two dozen feet closer. Cingular contractors were expected to mount a 24-foot-tall, 18-foot-wide antenna shack on the church’s roof this week—a privilege that will cost the company approximately $25,000 per year, according to Nativity’s the Rev. Jim Berning. So far, says Berning, there’s been no trace of the sort of citizen flak that destroyed a proposed Comcast transmission center on nearby Piney Branch Road in 2001—probably because the wireless giant’s 12 antennas are being secreted this time in a “stealth cupola.” Rod Henthorn, whose Stealth Concealment Solutions Inc., designed the cupola, says the belfrylike edifice employs radio-transparent panels that blend with the building’s existing architecture. To perfect the illusion, says Henthorn, a large steel cross will top the structure. “It’s bigger than any lightning rod you can get,” he says. —John Metcalfe