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User currently offlineCVGpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 588 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2679 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, 8189 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2660 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 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

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User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2277 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2551 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 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2516 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, 2015 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2547 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, 3632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2503 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, 8189 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

The 4 pillar design:

PIT

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FLL

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User currently offlineWilliam From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1257 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2388 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 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2368 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, 1845 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2322 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 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2222 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 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2114 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 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2065 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, 8189 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2009 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, 8189 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1968 times:

...and MKE...


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User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1916 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, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1817 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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