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That new control tower in SFO’s future

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The new air control tower at SFO, to be completed by the end of 2014, will be 221 feet tall. It will feature a torch-like appearance and a clear glass base Photo: HNTB Architecture / SFCeremonial groundbreaking is Thursday for the  new $102-million control tower at SFO, with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood among the dignitaries on hand. Construction is expected to be finished in 2014, after which the FAA will spend another year installing the navigation control equipment. Architecturally speaking, the Chronicle’s John King likens the 221-foot aluminum tower to a “stylized torch” and likes it, based on the drawings.

Image: HNTB Architecture/ SF

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