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Identical Control Towers

Sat Feb 07, 2004 11:43 am

Do you know of any two or more airports with the same or same style control towers?


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N766UA
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RE: Identical Control Towers

Sat Feb 07, 2004 11:46 am

Miami (old), Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Orlando (old), and a few more. They have the 4 pillar style tower.
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RE: Identical Control Towers

Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:01 pm

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RE: Identical Control Towers

Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:36 pm

CVG, SDF, DFW, STL, DEN, DTW, etc all have identical ATC towers:

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I know there are others that have the same design.
 
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RE: Identical Control Towers

Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:46 pm

FlyCMH is right on.

The FAA is building new towers and for the most part they are all of a similar design.

MCI,SLC and IAH are also like the ones that CMH mentioned.

And look real close, you will see that LAX is the same design with a little style to it.

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RE: Identical Control Towers

Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:49 pm

The FAA in the United States uses prototypes for high-activity control towers, which explains why there's so much duplicity.

The first prototype was introduced in the late 1960s - a slender concrete tower designed by I.M. Pei. You can find them at JAX, IAH (old), STL (old), TPA, ORD (old), ELP, IND, MEM and several other airports.

The second prototype - the four pillar design - was introduced at Dallas/Fort Worth in 1974. You can find them at COS, PHL, PIT, MIA (old), FLL, PHX, ABQ, SAT, MSY, BHM, ATL, RDU, CLT, ALB, ROC, SYR, BDL, HNL, LAS, MKE, ABE, and a few others. It's been largely phased out, although some middle-level airports, such as MSY, BHM and BDL, have built them in the last decade.

The newest prototype premiered in 1992 at DTW. They've since been built at DFW (twice), SDF, IAH, AUS, DEN, SLC, PDX, CVG, ORD, MCI, STL and SEA. Some airports have taken this design and added some architectural flourishes to it - LAX, JFK, MCO, SJU, CLE and CMH, for instance.

There's also a lower-tier prototype for less-busy jet airports, which you can find at SAN, OGG, MDW, HOU, DAL, ONT and SNA.
 
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RE: Identical Control Towers

Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:49 pm

Many towers built in the US during the 1980's are of the exact same 4 pillar design. In addition to those listed by N766UA, HNL and PHX are of the 4 pillar design.
 
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RE: Identical Control Towers

Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:44 pm

The 4 pillar design:

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RE: Identical Control Towers

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:59 pm

I am glad I wasn't the only one that noticed this........
 
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RE: Identical Control Towers

Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:08 pm

I think that this one is a class by itself....


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RE: Identical Control Towers

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:06 pm

Add Nashville to the list of airports with the hideous 4-pillar towers.

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RE: Identical Control Towers

Sun Feb 08, 2004 2:56 am

Thanks everyone, thats what I was looking for.....
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RE: Identical Control Towers

Sun Feb 08, 2004 4:18 am

I think many of the Spanish control towers are very very similar. The ones that come to mind are Alicante, Mallorca and I think Malaga.
 
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RE: Identical Control Towers

Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:14 am

ATL's control tower:

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Enjoy this one while you can, as in a few years it will be replaced.
 
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RE: Identical Control Towers

Sun Feb 08, 2004 7:02 am

Looks like we can add ATL to the 4-pillar group. It's just dressed up a little on top.
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RE: Identical Control Towers

Sun Feb 08, 2004 8:38 am

...and MKE...


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RE: Identical Control Towers

Sun Feb 08, 2004 9:36 am

Houston Int'l (old tower) and Chicago O'Hare (old tower) are look alike.

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RE: Identical Control Towers

Sun Feb 08, 2004 11:02 pm

EWR's new control tower (on the right) is another cookie cutter one just like CVG, SDF, DFW, STL, DEN, DTW, etc. However, their old one, on the left (the "toothbrush") is like no other I've ever seen.


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