The ATCT is being built as a joint venture between Hunt Construction Group and Smoot Aviation Contractors (Columbus, Ohio). At a cost of $32 million, when completed it will be one of the tallest in the US at 340ft tall. Included in this cost is a new two-story Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility.
The shaft of the ATCT will be 28ft in diameter, with 18in-thick concrete walls. The cab structure above the shaft will accommodate nine air traffic controller positions. From here, the air traffic controller will have an unobstructed, 360°, 5-mile-radius view - the glass window panels will be joined using silicone sealant, as there will be no supporting columns that obscure sections of the airfield. It was designed by Teng & Associates of Chicago; completion is anticipated in February 2005, and it will be operational 10 to 12 months later.
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