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When Did The New EWR ATC Tower Open Up?

Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:53 pm

I was driving by today and it was a gorgeous morning that almost reminded me of September 11th a decade ago....I was wondering, when did the Newark Air Traffic Control tower open? I seem to recall it was either shortly before or after the attacks...Either way, I was wondering if the current ATC Tower was the same one in use the morning of 9/11?
 
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RE: When Did The New EWR ATC Tower Open Up?

Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:19 pm

The new tower began operations in early 2002. The building was substantially completed by 9/11 but it took some time for the FAA to install, calibrate, and test all the equipment before decommissioning the old facility.
 
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RE: When Did The New EWR ATC Tower Open Up?

Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:37 pm

Thanks for the info...is the old ATC tower still standing?
 
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RE: When Did The New EWR ATC Tower Open Up?

Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:45 pm

No, it's gone. So is JFKs and LGAs is halfway down.
 
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RE: When Did The New EWR ATC Tower Open Up?

Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:30 pm

Quoting jfklganyc (Reply 3):
No, it's gone. So is JFKs and LGAs is halfway down.

JFK's has been gone a long time. When was EWR's taken down? Where did it used to be?
 
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RE: When Did The New EWR ATC Tower Open Up?

Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:42 pm

Quoting washingtonian (Reply 4):


JFK's has been gone a long time. When was EWR's taken down? Where did it used to be?

The old tower was torn down sometime in 2002/3. The "Ballpark" ramp and adjacent deice pad (where most CO widebodies at EWR spend their days in between flights) is the site of the former tower and operational facility.
 
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RE: When Did The New EWR ATC Tower Open Up?

Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:18 pm

The old tower was probably within a few meters of here

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