atcboy73
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MSP- Getting A New Tower?

Mon May 12, 2003 8:33 am

I was talking to a friend at work the other day and he said he heard MSP was getting a new control tower because someone wanted to build a hanger on a site that would block the view from the tower. He also said that the airline/company or what ever was offering to build the tower for the FAA.

Anyone have any info?

Also, I have been looking for an airport layout map of the runways when they are finished with the currant runway construction project, but cant find one.

Anyone know where I can get my paws on that?
 
mnsourcer
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RE: MSP- Getting A New Tower?

Mon May 12, 2003 8:40 am

Haven't heard anything about a new tower. Can't believe it would be an airline offering up a pricey bit of real estate like a new tower with the way things have been going for them. I suppose there are plenty of other possible parties. Can't wait to hear if anyone can confirm.

Here is a link to a diagram (it is pdf format)

http://www.naco.faa.gov/content/naco/online/airportdiagrams/00264AD.pdf
 
mnsourcer
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RE: MSP- Getting A New Tower?

Mon May 12, 2003 8:53 am

Oh... wait... it looks like that diagram only had the "under construction" area drawn in. Sorry about that.
 
av8rphx
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RE: MSP- Getting A New Tower?

Mon May 12, 2003 9:45 am

If i remember correctly, MSP Tower isnt all that old,I dont see why they would replace it.
 
pilottim747
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RE: MSP- Getting A New Tower?

Mon May 12, 2003 10:01 am

The MSP tower is scheduled to be replaced, from the info. I got. The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) said it was necessary because the current tower won't be able to see all the new runway and/or aprons that are being constructed. They said it will be built in 2005.

I'll try and keep every one up-to-date via my website, http://mspupdate.tripod.com.

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