kevin
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The Best Looking ATC Tower

Mon Dec 01, 2003 1:34 pm

I don't think this topic has been discussed yet.

My vote goes to Dubai:


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and Vancouver:

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Mon Dec 01, 2003 1:52 pm

PDX:



So it may not be the greatest tower, but it's a neat picture and this is an excuse to show it.

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PER744
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RE: The Best Looking ATC Tower

Mon Dec 01, 2003 1:56 pm

DXB looks like a water tower. I've always been a fan of SYD.

I also like PER simply because it stands out so much compared to the tiny airport, and it's kind of elegantly simple.
 
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RE: The Best Looking ATC Tower

Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:03 pm

I've always been a fan of LGA's


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BOS always caught my fancy too.


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RE: The Best Looking ATC Tower

Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:07 pm

The control tower in Boston is quite nice and modern. Not as funky as the Dubai tower though.


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RE: The Best Looking ATC Tower

Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:15 pm

I lile the one in MAD. It has several strobes around the perimeter that makes it look like a flying saucer on a pedestal.


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RE: The Best Looking ATC Tower

Mon Dec 01, 2003 6:36 pm

I vote my hometown of Los Angeles (LAX):

New Tower:


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Old Tower (circa 1998/reface & 1961/original design):


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aviasian
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RE: The Best Looking ATC Tower

Mon Dec 01, 2003 8:46 pm

Agree with Ron. LAX Tower is indeed quite beautiful. It isn't the prettiest structure around . . . but exudes a sense of power and purpose.

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glennstewart
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RE: The Best Looking ATC Tower

Mon Dec 01, 2003 9:12 pm

YSSY/SYD - Sydney, Australia must get a few marks.
(We have two ATC towers - the new/current is below).
Fully decked with complete colour displays - bleeding edge when installed many years ago.


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RE: The Best Looking ATC Tower

Mon Dec 01, 2003 9:18 pm

Where was it that they build an ATC tower, with the ATC bit at the bottom of the tower, then they sort of winched it up to the top ? It was fairly recently, maybe it was at MUC - I can't remember.
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RE: The Best Looking ATC Tower

Mon Dec 01, 2003 9:22 pm

How about Sydney, looks quite futuristic, my home town.




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RE: The Best Looking ATC Tower

Mon Dec 01, 2003 9:38 pm

for the towers i've personally seen...my votes would go to LAX and IAD....though after looking at the pix of SYD's control tower i may have to rethink my choice :-P

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RE: The Best Looking ATC Tower

Mon Dec 01, 2003 10:40 pm


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The JFK Tower without a doubt is up there.