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Palm Beach International Air Traffic Control Tower

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The Federal Aviation Administration awards an $18.1 million contract for a brand new air traffic control tower at Palm Beach International Airport in Boca Raton, Florida. In 2007, Palm Beach air traffic controllers were responsible for the safe and orderly movement almost 200,000 aircraft. The new tower, which will stand 231 foot tall, will replace the aging 90 foot tower built in the early 1970s.

The new facility will be relocated on the south portion of the airport west of the terminal to maximize the air traffic controllers visibility of the entire airport. The tower cab will be approximately 550 square foot almost 200 square feet larger than the current facility. This will ensure that controllers at Palm Beach International will have enough room to handle the rush of trainees that will be entering the Federal Aviation Administration in the upcoming years. A 9,000 square foot base building will sit below the tower and accomodate training, administrative, and technical operations functions.

PCL Construction of Orlando, Florida will hopes to break ground late 2008 and officially commision the tower in late 2011.
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