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Claim To The Tallest ATC Tower In The World.

Wed May 19, 2010 7:52 pm

Which location can claim to have the TALLEST tower in the world? I have not a clue.
Talking ground up, not sea level, who has the biggest?  


Now that Orlando tower looks pretty tall.
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RE: Claim To The Tallest ATC Tower In The World.

Wed May 19, 2010 7:56 pm

According to Wiki, BKK has the tallest free standing tower at 132 meters.

The highest belongs to Vancouver Harbour Air Control Tower which serves theVancouver Harbour Water Airport. It sits atop a 142 meter building.
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RE: Claim To The Tallest ATC Tower In The World.

Wed May 19, 2010 7:59 pm

You know you're doing something wrong when you have a hazard to air navigation right on your field   . ELP and PDX both feature pretty honkin' tall towers, and I've been in the tower cab at ELP (and you can feel it sway in the wind sometimes!)  
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RE: Claim To The Tallest ATC Tower In The World.

Wed May 19, 2010 8:41 pm

Last I heard ATL was the tallest in the US.
 
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RE: Claim To The Tallest ATC Tower In The World.

Wed May 19, 2010 8:43 pm

I know PHX has a pretty new tower that is quite tall. DENs is pretty high as well.
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RE: Claim To The Tallest ATC Tower In The World.

Wed May 19, 2010 8:50 pm

CLE is building a new one, its going to be pretty tall to be able to see over all the concourses.
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RE: Claim To The Tallest ATC Tower In The World.

Wed May 19, 2010 8:51 pm

Quoting StrandedInBGM (Reply 1):
The highest belongs to Vancouver Harbour Air Control Tower which serves the Vancouver Harbour Water Airport. It sits atop a 142 meter building.

CXH tower.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b7/Vancouver_Harbour_Control_Tower.JPG/800px-Vancouver_Harbour_Control_Tower.JPG
 
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RE: Claim To The Tallest ATC Tower In The World.

Wed May 19, 2010 9:16 pm

MCO's was the tallest in the nation for a short time until ATL's was completed.
 
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RE: Claim To The Tallest ATC Tower In The World.

Thu May 20, 2010 4:37 pm

I recall that when KUL was built it had the world's tallest ATC Tower (to go with the Petronas Towers), but that when the new BKK airport was built, BKK trumped it's neighbour - a bit of SE Asian rivalry!

Boringly, when LHR built it's new ATC tower, it wasn't interested in breaking any records 
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