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When Did The New EWR ATC Tower Open Up?  
User currently offlinewashingtonian From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (2 years 11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

I was driving by today and it was a gorgeous morning that almost reminded me of September 11th a decade ago....I was wondering, when did the Newark Air Traffic Control tower open? I seem to recall it was either shortly before or after the attacks...Either way, I was wondering if the current ATC Tower was the same one in use the morning of 9/11?

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User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2395 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

The new tower began operations in early 2002. The building was substantially completed by 9/11 but it took some time for the FAA to install, calibrate, and test all the equipment before decommissioning the old facility.

User currently offlinewashingtonian From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Thanks for the info...is the old ATC tower still standing?

User currently offlinejfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3387 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

No, it's gone. So is JFKs and LGAs is halfway down.

User currently offlinewashingtonian From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

Quoting jfklganyc (Reply 3):
No, it's gone. So is JFKs and LGAs is halfway down.

JFK's has been gone a long time. When was EWR's taken down? Where did it used to be?


User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2395 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

Quoting washingtonian (Reply 4):


JFK's has been gone a long time. When was EWR's taken down? Where did it used to be?

The old tower was torn down sometime in 2002/3. The "Ballpark" ramp and adjacent deice pad (where most CO widebodies at EWR spend their days in between flights) is the site of the former tower and operational facility.


User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6796 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

The old tower was probably within a few meters of here

http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=qsg...40.69843%2C%20-74.1686&form=LMLTCC


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