TIA control tower might be replaced

The Federal Aviation Administration is studying whether to replace the 38-year-old control tower at Tampa International Airport. The facility is "degraded, well past its useful life" and wasn't built to resist hurricane damage, wrote engineering firm URS Corp., which the FAA hired to look at possible environmental effects of the project. It's too early to say how much a new tower would cost, the FAA says. But control towers recently built elsewhere in the Southeast ran from $18 million to $60 million.

TIA control tower might be replaced 05/04/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 8:04pm]

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