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New Laguardia Tower

Sun Feb 29, 2004 3:47 am

I came across this rendering for the new Laguardia Airport Control tower which is awaiting Federal Funding, supposedly Bush might ax it from the Budget.



Why couldn't they have built a "unique" looking Tower at Newark too, instead of the "cookie-cutter" they just built.
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RE: New Laguardia Tower

Sun Feb 29, 2004 3:51 am

What land do they have? I thought all of the airport is filled up?
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RE: New Laguardia Tower

Sun Feb 29, 2004 3:54 am

They way Bush is trying to cut controllers out of the government, I would not be surprised if he does AX it.. I know several towers They need some work.. WE Will see.
 
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RE: New Laguardia Tower

Sun Feb 29, 2004 3:57 am

" I thought all of the airport is filled up?"

Looks like it's right next to the parking garage for the Central Terminal Building.
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RE: New Laguardia Tower

Sun Feb 29, 2004 11:03 am

With the budget crunch the FAA and the DOT have been placed in and the total reorganization of the FAA, I dont see this happening for years.

But you never know.
 
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RE: New Laguardia Tower

Sun Feb 29, 2004 11:23 am

A shiny new tower will do nothing to help decrease delays and help resolve the issue of airspace congestion. The FAA should scrap the tower and spend the money on airspace and procedures redesign in ZDC and ZNY to better manage the traffic flows. One place for the cash to go, aside from a new tower, could be to split up sector ZDC50 into two or three smaller sectors. This would enable the same amount of traffic to New York but instead of one controller handling all the volume three controllers would be working the same volume in a smaller sector.
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