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User currently offlineCVGpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 588 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

Do you know of any two or more airports with the same or same style control towers?


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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8366 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

Miami (old), Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Orlando (old), and a few more. They have the 4 pillar style tower.


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User currently offlineSXFAN From Greece, joined Jan 2004, 371 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

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User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2293 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2643 times:

CVG, SDF, DFW, STL, DEN, DTW, etc all have identical ATC towers:

CVG

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SDF

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DFW

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STL

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I know there are others that have the same design.


User currently offlineAtcboy73 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2608 times:

FlyCMH is right on.

The FAA is building new towers and for the most part they are all of a similar design.

MCI,SLC and IAH are also like the ones that CMH mentioned.

And look real close, you will see that LAX is the same design with a little style to it.

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User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2069 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2639 times:

The FAA in the United States uses prototypes for high-activity control towers, which explains why there's so much duplicity.

The first prototype was introduced in the late 1960s - a slender concrete tower designed by I.M. Pei. You can find them at JAX, IAH (old), STL (old), TPA, ORD (old), ELP, IND, MEM and several other airports.

The second prototype - the four pillar design - was introduced at Dallas/Fort Worth in 1974. You can find them at COS, PHL, PIT, MIA (old), FLL, PHX, ABQ, SAT, MSY, BHM, ATL, RDU, CLT, ALB, ROC, SYR, BDL, HNL, LAS, MKE, ABE, and a few others. It's been largely phased out, although some middle-level airports, such as MSY, BHM and BDL, have built them in the last decade.

The newest prototype premiered in 1992 at DTW. They've since been built at DFW (twice), SDF, IAH, AUS, DEN, SLC, PDX, CVG, ORD, MCI, STL and SEA. Some airports have taken this design and added some architectural flourishes to it - LAX, JFK, MCO, SJU, CLE and CMH, for instance.

There's also a lower-tier prototype for less-busy jet airports, which you can find at SAN, OGG, MDW, HOU, DAL, ONT and SNA.


User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2595 times:
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Many towers built in the US during the 1980's are of the exact same 4 pillar design. In addition to those listed by N766UA, HNL and PHX are of the 4 pillar design.

User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8366 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2527 times:

The 4 pillar design:

PIT

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FLL

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MCO

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User currently offlineWilliam From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2480 times:

I am glad I wasn't the only one that noticed this........

User currently offlineBOSugaDL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

I think that this one is a class by itself....


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User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

Add Nashville to the list of airports with the hideous 4-pillar towers.

Brett


User currently offlineCVGpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

Thanks everyone, thats what I was looking for.....


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User currently offlineW_a_s_p_i_e From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2206 times:

I think many of the Spanish control towers are very very similar. The ones that come to mind are Alicante, Mallorca and I think Malaga.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

ATL's control tower:

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Enjoy this one while you can, as in a few years it will be replaced.


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8366 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

Looks like we can add ATL to the 4-pillar group. It's just dressed up a little on top.


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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8366 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

...and MKE...


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User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

Houston Int'l (old tower) and Chicago O'Hare (old tower) are look alike.

IAH:


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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

EWR's new control tower (on the right) is another cookie cutter one just like CVG, SDF, DFW, STL, DEN, DTW, etc. However, their old one, on the left (the "toothbrush") is like no other I've ever seen.


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