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  • New Memphis tower takes shape
    Posted by Adrian Schofield 4:36 PM on Nov 16, 2009

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    One of the largest – and most important – of FAA’s infrastructure projects is the new air-traffic control tower at Memphis International Airport. Although it is not due to be commissioned until 2011, it is rapidly assuming a recognizable shape. This site features a webcam allowing us to monitor construction day-by-day. In the FAA picture above, the new tower can be seen at right, with the existing tower at left. When completed, the new tower will be 336 feet tall – about 150 feet higher than the current one (the angle on this photo is a bit deceptive). Its 850-square-foot cab will also give controllers much more space than the current 400-square-foot cab. The tower is expected to be commissioned in 2011. Photo: FAA, Bill Gordon.

    Tags: tw99, Memphis, tower, FAA

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