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Tallest ATC Towers in the US

Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:49 am

Been a long time since we had an updated list, here it is. I know I missed some, but I can’t remember which ones.


1. ATL-398
2. CLT-379
3. LAS-352
4. IND-348
5. MCO-345
6. IAH-336
7. MEM-336
8. PHX-335
9. SLC-328
10. DEN-327
11. EWR-325
12. IAD-325
13. JFK-320
14. MIA-320
15. DFW-295
16. BOS-285
17. LAX-277
18. SDF-270
19. SEA-269
20. PDX-266
21. ORD-260
22. CVG-252
23. DTW-250
24. LGA-233
25. TPA-227
26. AUS-227
27. SFO-221
28. PHL-207
29. DCA-201
30. MSP-150
 
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:01 pm

feeet? Meters? Inches? yards?
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:32 pm

324ft CLE.
 
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:07 pm

Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
feeet? Meters? Inches? yards?

Inches. Definitely inches. It's the only unit of measurement we controllers are familiar with :rotfl:

Since this is America, we've been permanently imprinted with imperial measure. Britain taxed us, and in return, we got silly units of measurement that no one else uses. So in this case, we've chosen to measure our control towers in feet, because I guess that makes sense. 1ft x 0.305m if you're interested.
 
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:18 pm

Well until we quit playing American football we must keep yards ... there is no way we can convert football to metric system
 
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:49 pm

Looks like I accidently got us off on a bit of a tangent here! Let's try to keep the discussion geared towards the tallest ATCTs, not units of measurement!

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Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:11 pm

So which ones are new? And I am visually minded:

Atlanta Tower: 121,3meters
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Charlotte Air Traffic Control Tower: 115,5meters
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Las Vegas Tower: 107,3meters
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jackieman27 wrote:
What advantage is worth the tremendous cost this conversion would require? There isn't one.


Well, only two countries in the world still use the imperial measures. And since this is an international forum, it would be more appropriate to use the meters or at least use both.
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:21 pm

PHL tower is most certainly not 207 ft tall, it's considerably shorter than that. I'd be surprised if we're even 150 ft.

I assume you're using the height of the AA Ramp Control Tower which has absolutely nothing to do with ATC.
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:23 pm

MKE control tower is 200 feet in height.
 
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:38 pm

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So which ones are new?

LAS is definitely new, so is SFO. CLT is still fairly new too, I believe. Most of the towers in the top ten were built within the past ten years or so. Because of the sprawling nature of many of those airports, the FAA has made a concerted effort to build new towers that are much taller so that controllers are able to see most of the field. Every tower has blind spots, but the goal is to limit them. Although with ASDE-X (which most of the airports on that list have), it matters less.

There are a few instances in which cities have put up significant amounts of their own money to enhance the new towers. The FAA is a little more concerned with function rather than look, so if cities want something that looks nice, that's on them. SFO put up quite a bit of money for their new tower, which looks very nice, in my opinion.
 
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:43 pm

Dutchy wrote:
Well, only two countries in the world still use the imperial measures. And since this is an international forum, it would be more appropriate to use the meters or at least use both.

I am sympathetic to your suggestion, but the topic heading was "Tallest ATC Towers in the US"
Thus it appears that us "internationals" are not invited to this particular party.
Quite why only US towers are relevant, I cannot say.

Perhaps you could start an alternative thread titled "Tallest ATC Towers anywhere in the world, excluding the US" :lol:
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:46 pm

Boise, ID (BOI) tower opened in 2014 or so is 295 feet (90 m tall.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boise_Airport
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:50 pm

atcsundevil wrote:
There are a few instances in which cities have put up significant amounts of their own money to enhance the new towers. The FAA is a little more concerned with function rather than look, so if cities want something that looks nice, that's on them. SFO put up quite a bit of money for their new tower, which looks very nice, in my opinion.



Certainly looks different:

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Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:56 pm

I think the new CLT tower will be shorter at 370 feet
 
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:09 pm

atcsundevil wrote:
Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
feeet? Meters? Inches? yards?

Inches. Definitely inches. It's the only unit of measurement we controllers are familiar with :rotfl:

Since this is America, we've been permanently imprinted with imperial measure. Britain taxed us, and in return, we got silly units of measurement that no one else uses. So in this case, we've chosen to measure our control towers in feet, because I guess that makes sense. 1ft x 0.305m if you're interested.


For controllers, wouldn't it be nautical miles? :biggrin:
 
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:15 pm

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Certainly looks different:

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Indeed, it is. PHX is another one where I believe the city put up some of its own money to enhance the project, mostly to add a copper appearance to the outside (Arizona is the "Copper State"). The FAA said that the design was a one-off, and I believe that's still the case. It's the only tower to my knowledge (at least in the US) that has an interior catwalk and a raised workspace inside the tower cab. This was done to keep the interior cooler and to limit much of the direct sunlight. There is still an exterior catwalk on the floor below, but it's not used to access equipment inside the cab.

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Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:37 pm

The new CLT tower is not yet finished being built.
 
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:48 pm

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
Well, only two countries in the world still use the imperial measures. And since this is an international forum, it would be more appropriate to use the meters or at least use both.

I am sympathetic to your suggestion, but the topic heading was "Tallest ATC Towers in the US"
Thus it appears that us "internationals" are not invited to this particular party.
Quite why only US towers are relevant, I cannot say.

Perhaps you could start an alternative thread titled "Tallest ATC Towers anywhere in the world, excluding the US" :lol:


I guess we should kill threads like "Busiest airports in Germany", "Biggest airline in Africa" or "Best Asian LCC". Makes sense.
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:55 pm

In the DTW master plan there's plans for a new control tower facility where the A concourse of the Smith Terminal currently lies. I hate the current design, I'm much more intrigued by control towers by the looks of ATL or MCO.
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:17 pm

atcsundevil wrote:
Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
feeet? Meters? Inches? yards?

Inches. Definitely inches. It's the only unit of measurement we controllers are familiar with :rotfl:

Since this is America, we've been permanently imprinted with imperial measure. Britain taxed us, and in return, we got silly units of measurement that no one else uses. So in this case, we've chosen to measure our control towers in feet, because I guess that makes sense. 1ft x 0.305m if you're interested.


Or 1 X 3.281
 
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:29 pm

ORD has 3 ATC towers. Which one are you referencing?
 
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:33 pm

How are you all getting this info? The airport diagram says the tower at MSY is 218 feet MSL, field elevation is 4 feet so tower should be about 214 feet tall.
 
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:29 pm

Oakland's new tower is 236 feet (71.9m) tall according to the FAA's press release. It looks tall because it sits out by itself.

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Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:50 am

FoxtrotSierra wrote:
Been a long time since we had an updated list, here it is. I know I missed some, but I can’t remember which ones.


1. ATL-398
2. CLT-379
3. LAS-352
4. IND-348
5. MCO-345
6. IAH-336
7. MEM-336
8. PHX-335
9. SLC-328
10. DEN-327
11. EWR-325
12. IAD-325
13. JFK-320
14. MIA-320
15. DFW-295
16. BOS-285
17. LAX-277
18. SDF-270
19. SEA-269
20. PDX-266
21. ORD-260
22. CVG-252
23. DTW-250
24. LGA-233
25. TPA-227
26. AUS-227
27. SFO-221
28. PHL-207
29. DCA-201
30. MSP-150


Crazy to think that many of the control towers at the top end of the list would compete for prominence in the skylines of many American cities.

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Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:38 am

77H wrote:
Crazy to think that many of the control towers at the top end of the list would compete for prominence in the skylines of many American cities.


Funny you should mention that actually, because Wikipedia lists IND as the 10th tallest in Indianapolis and MCO as being the 9th tallest in Orlando, although despite ATL and CLT having even higher ATC towers, the skyscrapers in those cities are much taller.
 
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:49 am

Dutchy wrote:

Well, only two countries in the world still use the imperial measures. And since this is an international forum, it would be more appropriate to use the meters or at least use both.


Most if not all Countries still use imperial measures, its just that they convert them to metric measures at the point of sale. The prime example that springs to mind is sheets of wood products where most Countries state the board size as 2440 x 1220. The reality is that this is exactly the same sheet of plywood that is sold in the US as an 8' x 4' When you build a stud wall, you place the uprights at 16" centres, everything fits then, and its a lot easier than spacing them at 406 mm centres.
 
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:13 am

Dutchy wrote:
Well, only two countries in the world still use the imperial measures.

Bongodog1964 wrote:
Most if not all Countries still use imperial measures, its just that they convert them to metric measures at the point of sale. The prime example that springs to mind is sheets of wood products where most Countries state the board size as 2440 x 1220. The reality is that this is exactly the same sheet of plywood that is sold in the US as an 8' x 4' .

So you are telling me that the sheets of board that are clearly listed (on company websites, and in the shops) as 2400mm x 1200mm are actually slightly larger in real life?

I'm not buying that! :lol:
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:43 am

Why did they get so much taller in this generation?

JFK was one of the first tall ones 24 years ago...now look how far down the list it is.

I can understand large airports like MCO and ATL...but it seems everyone gets a tower north of 300 feet today. Some new regulation?
 
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Why did they get so much taller in this generation?
Some new regulation?

Nah, just the same old, same old.
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:51 am

jfklganyc wrote:
Why did they get so much taller in this generation?

JFK was one of the first tall ones 24 years ago...now look how far down the list it is.

I can understand large airports like MCO and ATL...but it seems everyone gets a tower north of 300 feet today. Some new regulation?


I wondered that as well. My first thought is that the cost of building a tower sub-300 feet versus over-300 feet probably is not significant, nor even linear. Might as well build it now while the funding is available.

Hong Kong is pretty quirky in measurements. We use feet in real estate, but everything else is in metric.

I'm a Phoenix homer, and I still think their new tower is pretty gosh darn cool looking.
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:14 pm

jfklganyc wrote:
Why did they get so much taller in this generation?

JFK was one of the first tall ones 24 years ago...now look how far down the list it is.

I can understand large airports like MCO and ATL...but it seems everyone gets a tower north of 300 feet today. Some new regulation?

Like I said up thread, there's a big safety component. Having a taller tower generally decreases blind spots in the surface area. Some airports with smaller, older towers may not have a complete view of the runways. In several cases, new runway construction has necessitated building new towers. Many older towers also predate new terminal construction, new taxiways, and so on, which means that new blind spots are potentially created. The vast majority of the air traffic rules that apply to tower controllers (and certainly those which expedite the flow of traffic) are based on having visual contact with aircraft, so blind spots can be a hindrance in the operation.

Even with the tower at PHX being 335ft, there are still portions of taxiways S and T at the base of the tower that can't be seen, as well as the majority of taxiway R (controllers even refer to it as "the dark side"). Those are the only three north/south taxiways at the airport. However, the blind spots with the new tower are significantly reduced from the older, much shorter tower constructed in the 70s, so it was generally a big improvement.

The primary factor for building a new tower, however, is that like any aging structure, they become due for replacement. Many of the new towers are replacing towers built in the 70s and early 80s, and in some cases much older. If they need to build a new tower anyway, they might as well build one that's taller and provides a more unobstructed view of the surface area.

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
Nah, just the same old, same old.
"Mine is bigger than yours" :roll:

There might be a couple of cases of that, but since the majority of these towers are funded by the FAA, I guarantee you the they could care less. The FAA is concerned with safety and functionality, not obscure numbers or design features.
 
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:23 pm

us Air Traffic Controllers have a good record, we haven't left one up there yet !!
 
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:36 pm

hz747300 wrote:


I'm a Phoenix homer, and I still think their new tower is pretty gosh darn cool looking.


I believe theCity of Chicago paid for the glass facade added to ORDs center tower so it matched the look of T1.

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Good list and they do have MSY on that one. Found something from the FAA showing it as 210 feet for the new tower. The old one was much shorter and caused a blind spot for planes in the alley between concourse B and C, the new probably eliminates that for the most part.




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Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:16 pm

MCI = 250 feet (architectural); 256.99 (tip)
 
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Like I said up thread, there's a big safety component. Having a taller tower generally decreases blind spots in the surface area.
The vast majority of the air traffic rules that apply to tower controllers (and certainly those which expedite the flow of traffic) are based on having visual contact with aircraft, so blind spots can be a hindrance in the operation.
...the majority of these towers are funded by the FAA.
The FAA is concerned with safety and functionality, not obscure numbers or design features.


Putting my head directly into the lion's mouth....
These days, most control rooms (across a variety of industries) comprise a darkened room in the basement of a building, featuring a bank of screens linked to CCTV cameras.
Air Traffic Control seems to be the shining exception to this.
I confess I cannot think of a more soul destroying environment than to be in a room without any windows, but isn't that exactly the situation already for most radar/airways traffic centres (what is the correct term for these?)
I'm old school, and being able to view an aircraft, with my own eyes (or through binoculars) gives me a connection to that aircraft. Viewing an image on a TV screen doesn't work the same, but that is because I am a Luddite. If the FAA are interested primarily in safety & functionality, the obvious answer is to have CCTV cover the blind spots. And from there it is just a small step to having full 360deg coverage from the top of one or more floodlight towers, with ATC personnel living in the basement.

If so, the next Control Tower to be featured on the list, might have a negative height. :scratchchin:
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:01 pm

I tried to update the list. Some of the numbers come from the airport diagram. not sure where the 257 foot MCI figure came from, the diagram shows it as 206 feet above field elevation. The ORD figure is for the north tower by 9L/27R and from the airport diagram. PHL was much shorter than posted. CLT is for the old tower still in use.


01. ATL-398
02. CLT-379
03. LAS-352
04. IND-348
05. MCO-345
06. IAH-336
07. MEM-336
08. PHX-335
09. SLC-328
10. DEN-327
11. EWR-325
12. IAD-325
13. CLE-324
14. JFK-320
15. MIA-320
16. DFW-295
17. BOS-295
18. LAX-277
19. SDF-270
20. SEA-269
21. PDX-266
22. MCI-257
23. CVG-252
24. DTW-250
25. OAK-236
26. ORD-234
27. LGA-233
28. TPA-227
29. AUS-227
30. PIT-227
31. CMH-225
32. SFO-221
33. MSY-214
34. DCA-201
35. CLT-162
36. MKE-158
37. MSP-150
38. PHL-111
 
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I confess I cannot think of a more soul destroying environment than to be in a room without any windows, but isn't that exactly the situation already for most radar/airways traffic centres (what is the correct term for these?)

We call them Air Route Traffic Control Centers, but most countries call them Area Control Centers. TRACONs (Terminal Radar Approach Controls) are also in the dark. It's my preference, but it's not for everyone.

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
If the FAA are interested primarily in safety & functionality, the obvious answer is to have CCTV cover the blind spots.

Plenty of towers use CCTV. Phoenix Tower certainly does. They have two cameras to cover the three primary blind spots. They also have ASDE-X (Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X; basically a ground radar). They may not have physical eyes on at all times, but they have the ability to see nearly all of the airport.

A combination of taller towers, cameras, and ASDE-X at busier airports creates multiple layers of safety to ensure controllers have as complete of a picture as possible.

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
If so, the next Control Tower to be featured on the list, might have a negative height. :scratchchin:

The "tower in a basement" you're referring to is already happening. The FAA started testing the remote tower concept with Saab last year at Leesburg Airport. I work at a nearby facility, but I don't really know much about it other than what I've heard and read. If it does completely replace the existing tower (which is the goal), the location of the controllers could technically be anywhere. It would save the FAA a lot of money on infrastructure and staffing (theoretically a controller could be certified to work a few different airports, and instead of having one supervisor per tower, there could be one covering multiple airports). They do still have some issues to work through, but any new technology does...especially when it's changing the conventional process that's always existed. Radar facilities have constantly evolved, but towers have generally always been the same.

Since it's still in the pretty early days of testing, and there are plenty of issues still to be worked out, something like this is quite a ways off from becoming the norm. The intent for now is mostly to have remote towers at small VFR airports. Eventually this could come to larger airports, but that would be a very distant future.
 
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:15 pm

Do we have any video or photo's from the top of these wonderful towers?
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:33 pm

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
I confess I cannot think of a more soul destroying environment than to be in a room without any windows, but isn't that exactly the situation already for most radar/airways traffic centres (what is the correct term for these?)
I'm old school, and being able to view an aircraft, with my own eyes (or through binoculars) gives me a connection to that aircraft.


I get your point, but I think for Radar it's only appropriate since they couldn't see the planes anyways. Otherwise, they could be distracted if there is a mugging in the parking lot out the window that they turn to watch instead of their screen.

I don't know what the shift is like, but if it is 2 hours on, 1 hour off (in a windowed room), 2 on, 1 off, 2 on, 1 off; I don't think it would be terrible. I sit in a fabric covered box 10 hours a day responding to RFPs, and I don't find it that soul destroying.
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:23 pm

atcsundevil wrote:
SheikhDjibouti wrote:
If so, the next Control Tower to be featured on the list, might have a negative height. :scratchchin:

The "tower in a basement" you're referring to is already happening. The FAA started testing the remote tower concept with Saab last year at Leesburg Airport. I work at a nearby facility, but I don't really know much about it other than what I've heard and read. If it does completely replace the existing tower (which is the goal), the location of the controllers could technically be anywhere.
...


As mentioned before, this is indeed happening. Swedish airport ESNO/OER at Örnsköldsvik is completely remote controlled from Sundsvall, 150 km south of there. It has been in regular service (not in test mode or as proof of concept) for over a year now. Several other airports, including Sundsvall (SDL) and Linköping (LPI) are to be converted to this concept. Scandinavian Mountain Airport in Sälen (Sweden) is to be built with no tower at all, a first in the world (well, for airports needing a tower function that is).

http://www.lfv.se/en/services/airport-s ... n-21-april

About Sälen (Swedish only, sorry):
http://www.flygtorget.se/Aktuellt/Artikel/?Id=11893

Oh, sorry, I have no info on the height of those towers, not even in meters ;)

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Re: Tallest ATC Towers in the US

Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:53 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
Do we have any video or photo's from the top of these wonderful towers?

I have some fairly terrible photos from Phoenix ATCT a few years ago. I was up there for about two months working on runway occupancy survey for the airspace and procedures office. Not nearly as interesting as it sounds, but it's hard to beat that view.

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Re: Tallest ATC Towers in the US

Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:16 pm

Dutchy wrote:
So which ones are new? And I am visually minded:

Atlanta Tower: 121,3meters
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Charlotte Air Traffic Control Tower: 115,5meters
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Las Vegas Tower: 107,3meters
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jackieman27 wrote:
What advantage is worth the tremendous cost this conversion would require? There isn't one.


Well, only two countries in the world still use the imperial measures. And since this is an international forum, it would be more appropriate to use the meters or at least use both.


Definitely not CLT's control tower....

http://www.air-traffic-control.com/atta ... r-jpg.125/

^ This is the current one. Although, as many have mentioned, a new one is in the works.
 
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Re: Tallest ATC Towers in the US

Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:28 pm

Dutchy wrote:
atcsundevil wrote:
There are a few instances in which cities have put up significant amounts of their own money to enhance the new towers. The FAA is a little more concerned with function rather than look, so if cities want something that looks nice, that's on them. SFO put up quite a bit of money for their new tower, which looks very nice, in my opinion.



Certainly looks different:

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IMO, this is a sexy looking tower. Not the bland ones so many airports have, even if it isn't in the tallest category.
 
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Re: Tallest ATC Towers in the US

Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:35 pm

http://www.airport-world.com/images/ite ... uglas.html

What CLT's new tower will look like. A rather boring deign. The frame work for the tower is almost topped out
 
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Re: Tallest ATC Towers in the US

Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:36 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
Do we have any video or photo's from the top of these wonderful towers?


I took these at MCO ATC:

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Re: Tallest ATC Towers in the US

Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:39 am

atcsundevil wrote:
readytotaxi wrote:
Do we have any video or photo's from the top of these wonderful towers?

I have some fairly terrible photos from Phoenix ATCT a few years ago. I was up there for about two months working on runway occupancy survey for the airspace and procedures office. Not nearly as interesting as it sounds, but it's hard to beat that view.

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I was just sitting there today looking at the tower from the Xpeditors lot on the south side. Looked great in the sun!
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Re: Tallest ATC Towers in the US

Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:43 am

Thenoflyzone wrote:


Take the list with a grain of salt.

180. Nurnberg, Germany – 157 ft. (1998)
215. Nuremberg, Germany – 138 ft. (1999)
It's the same city and the 1998 entry is correct. I have no clue what the 1999 entry is.

161. Donetsk, Ukraine – 167 ft. (2011)
Collapsed in 2015, now maybe its 25 ft.

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