STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16872 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1493 times:
Im not sure when you were there last but the thing is HUGE!.
It's larger than the current EWR ATC tower and stockier than the new FAA tower going up,it's going to be real nice when complete probably by late 2001 or early '02. They're moving along quite rapidly with construction,the facility will handle ramp operations for CAL and replace a facility in their basement. CAL recently built two smaller ramp control towers at IAH (one for the South and North parts of TerminalC). The purpose of the tower is to coordinate the movement of aircraft and vehicles on their ramps and taxi ways,and to steamline ground operations.
The EWR FAA tower will be finished perhaps by mid-late fall,however it will be subjected to many tests and a certification period which means it will not take over operations from the current tower until about 6-9 months after it's completion. Which means the new FAA tower will probably become operational by late Summer 2002.
AKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2193 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1488 times:
Speaking of the FAA tower, does anybody know why it was put in front of the Marriott hotel? Will the tower be able to 'see' over the terminals to the aircraft that are parked up against the terminals? Does it need to? Just curious...