KLAX
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Best Control Towers? Your Choices :)

Wed Oct 02, 2002 4:45 am

My pics for most beautiful control towers are:


1. KLAX
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2.KORD
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3.KJFK
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Wed Oct 02, 2002 5:23 am

1. LAX, very modern architecture:


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2. SHJ, very traditional design:


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3. DUS, the new tower is the highest in Europe:


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RE: Best Control Towers? Your Choices :)

Wed Oct 02, 2002 5:38 am

I like the one at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, the top of it looks like an ice cream cone.
 
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Wed Oct 02, 2002 6:13 am

Hey Guys

I would have to say

SYD


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Wed Oct 02, 2002 6:38 am

Boston, Logan, without a doubt!

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Wed Oct 02, 2002 6:39 am

AMS!


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LGA; cuz it looks like a lighthouse.

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and LAX cuz it looks shit hot!
 
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Wed Oct 02, 2002 8:53 am

im going with ams
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Wed Oct 02, 2002 10:36 am

The new 224ft. one going up at CMH- Port Columbus Intl
 
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Wed Oct 02, 2002 11:11 am

WAW tower in Warsaw Poland...


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Wed Oct 02, 2002 12:06 pm

Both of Washington D.C.'s airports have interesting control towers




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RE: Best Control Towers? Your Choices :)

Wed Oct 02, 2002 12:21 pm

Well, this is the control tower at the domestic airport in Manila, Philippines. Nothing special. Although notice that the tower is actually located on the other side of the terminals (the terminal entrance is behind me), outside of the taxiway and runway limits. The terminal parking lot is next to the tower. Weird huh?

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Wed Oct 02, 2002 12:28 pm

I have never been there, but I think this one in Dubai deserves mention....


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Wed Oct 02, 2002 2:20 pm

NUE/EDDN:


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Wed Oct 02, 2002 2:28 pm

ARN:


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Wed Oct 02, 2002 3:21 pm

The Singapore Changi Airport tower is designed in the same way in Manila. It's located in the center of the airport, and enclosed by a circular road.


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RE: Best Control Towers? Your Choices :)

Wed Oct 02, 2002 9:46 pm

I would say KUL (KLIA) but i dont have time to look for the pics, sorry. but i am sure it is on the database
 
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Wed Oct 02, 2002 9:48 pm

Fully agree with Airbus_Lover, KLIAs Tower is great ...!
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KLAX
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Wed Oct 02, 2002 9:55 pm

I'm sorry, but Sydneys new tower looks like a bulbous weed!!!  Laugh out loud

The other towers you guys posted are quite nice, especially ARN, Dubai and KBOS  Big thumbs up

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Wed Oct 02, 2002 10:06 pm

I'm with Fritzi!

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Thu Oct 03, 2002 11:05 pm

AMS is the highest, it starts 6 meters below sea-level.


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RE: Best Control Towers? Your Choices :)

Fri Oct 04, 2002 7:09 am

AMS's tower is cool. I like the one at DCA, too.

My vote is the same as Portcolumbus's- Our new tower at CMH is gonna be sweet! It looks awesome already!  Big thumbs up

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RE: Best Control Towers? Your Choices :)

Fri Oct 04, 2002 7:28 am

1.DXB (rules)
2.AMS (also rules)
3.MAN (possibly shittiest tower in the world).
 
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RE: Best Control Towers? Your Choices :)

Fri Oct 04, 2002 7:28 am

btw DXB was built by the same company as BRS' new tower so ... I like it!!

EMA has a nice new tower too, although it pales in comparison to some of these!!!  Wow!
 
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Fri Oct 04, 2002 11:38 am

Ok, it's not really nice but it is a change from all those fancy modern western buildings. Only in Africa will you find a control tower on top of an office building.
The actual tower is a very small room on the top, i have been there before...



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Schiphol's tower looks teh best by the way.
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Fri Oct 04, 2002 12:20 pm

Well you guys may go for "Style" but PIT ATCT was rated the #1 Tower Facility in the year of 2001. Way to go PIT!

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http://www.faa.gov/pitatc


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"Pittsburgh Air Traffic Control Tower has been selected as the national ATC-11 Facility of the Year. Additionally we have been named ATC-10 and above Facility of the Year, for the Eastern Region."



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covert
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RE: Best Control Towers? Your Choices :)

Fri Oct 04, 2002 12:23 pm

Yeah, Pittsburgh is pretty good too, because it's my hometown, haha...
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RE: Best Control Towers? Your Choices :)

Fri Oct 04, 2002 12:31 pm

My vote would have to go with either ARN or SYD.
Both unreal looking towers.
 
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Fri Oct 04, 2002 12:47 pm

Covert,
You should drive out and visit us down at Finlevyille Airport sometime. Im always looking for more Aviation Ethusiasts to take pictures! (and to hang wit) Not many of us in the burgh. talk to "yuns'll" later (I dont speak like that lol).

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covert
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RE: Best Control Towers? Your Choices :)

Fri Oct 04, 2002 12:51 pm

You better not speak like that ATCT... j/k

I can't find any aviation enthusiasts myself around here... Too bad, we have a lot of aviation activity around here...I am planning on attending CCBC flight school...

Anyways later

Isnt the tallest tower in Saudi somewhere?
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