MCOflyer
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ATC Tower Question

Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:37 am

I was wondering what the thing winding around the tower is for in this pic is? I figured the best place to show this pic is in the non av section. If anyone has some insight, I would appreciate it.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Qantas/Airbus-A380-842/1510092/L/

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RE: ATC Tower Question

Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:08 am

My guess would be a stairway (since one would be needed for a fire evacuation anyway) but done in an aesthetic and artsy form.
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RE: ATC Tower Question

Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:15 am

Why do I want to say it's an escalator?

And holy crap, I went to Sydney and missed visiting that beach?
 
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RE: ATC Tower Question

Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:38 am

http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/.../facilities/towers/sydneytower.asp

" ... Architectural designers of the new tower were given the challenging brief to propose a facility that was not only functional but might also become a major Sydney landmark and one of the airport's most prominent features. The result is the striking tower that stands at 51 metres and features a central support column with a passenger lift and a spiral emergency staircase ... "
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RE: ATC Tower Question

Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:05 am



Quoting Diamond (Reply 3):
" ... Architectural designers of the new tower were given the challenging brief to propose a facility that was not only functional but might also become a major Sydney landmark and one of the airport's most prominent features. The result is the striking tower that stands at 51 metres and features a central support column with a passenger lift and a spiral emergency staircase ... "

shoulda made it an emergency slide - that would be far more fun!
 
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RE: ATC Tower Question

Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:00 pm



Quoting Diamond (Reply 3):

" ... Architectural designers of the new tower were given the challenging brief to propose a facility that was not only functional but might also become a major Sydney landmark and one of the airport's most prominent features. The result is the striking tower that stands at 51 metres and features a central support column with a passenger lift and a spiral emergency staircase ... "

Thanks Diamond.

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