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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Control Tower

Identification

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Control Tower
ABIA Tower
123173

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Structure in General

airport tower
existing [completed]

Usages

aircraft traffic

Facts

  • Austin's first control tower to be over 200 feet tall.
  • 3rd tallest control tower in Texas behind Houston and Dallas.
  • Construction on the tower began October 23, 1995.
  • The tower became operational to passenger traffic in January 1999.
  • 372 steps lead to the top.
  • The tower "cab" is 650 square feet.
  • The tower is designed to sway just 1 inch in a 90 to 100 mph wind.
  • The tower was completed a full year before the passenger section of the airport opened. Cargo traffic started officially before passenger traffic, and the first passenger arrival was Air Force One when President Bill Clinton visited the airport's dedication.

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Location

10199 Aircraft Lane
10199 Aircraft Lane
78719
Eastside
Austin
Texas
U.S.A.

Technical Data

227.00 ft
1995
1997
$10,000,000

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