Tag Archives: control towers

World’s sky-high civilian air traffic control towers – UPDATE 3


After a thorough search for a detailed list of the world’s tallest civilian air traffic control towers proved to be fruitless on the internet, I decided to try to create one of my own. Below is a working list of … Continue reading

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DIA – Denver’s incredible airport


I have had the pleasure of flying through Denver International Airport (DIA) three times now. Each visit  to Denver I am more and more impressed by this enormous 35,000 acre facility. Not only is the airport  designed to be functional, … Continue reading

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Ideas for Stapleton’s iconic control tower


On our way back from Boulder to Denver International Airport on Sunday morning, Brendan and I stopped by the Stapleton development in Denver to see the old Stapleton International Airport control tower. This handsome and historic structure is pretty much … Continue reading

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World’s sky-high seaport control towers


Back in February a comprehensive list of the world’s tallest airport control towers was provided on Panethos. While preparing that blog post, I stumbled across a number of interesting seaport (or harbor) control towers used for directing ships at major … Continue reading

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Spectacular airport control towers – new and old


For architects and designers alike, form and function play and important role in building design. Airport control towers should be no different. As they often are the first distant sign from ground level of an approaching airport, control towers help … Continue reading

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