Tom and I arrived at the tower just before 10am. We got through security and met up with our guide. As an Auburn engineer and former Facilities and Equipment (F&E) project manager, Tom had helped install some of the equipment of the old tower so this was especially interesting to him. We went through all the equipment rooms working our way up to the tower cab where the controllers are located. I brought my camera with me and took some pictures during the tour. It was a cloudy day so some of the pictures might be a little gray. I didn't take any pictures in the tower cab. I didn't want to be impolite!
Hartsfield-Jackson Airport ranks as the world's busiest airport in both the number of passengers and flights. The airport accommodated 89 million passengers and 950,000 flights in 2010. Construction of the 5th runway and the 398 foot high control tower were completed in 2006. The international concourse is still under construction with completion scheduled for April 2012.
|The view of the Atlanta tower from Aviation Blvd.|
|A closer view of the tower|
|Tom waiting for me to take pictures|
|One of many equipment rooms|
|An antenna on the 12th or 13th floor protected from the weather by an air filled bladder|
|The view of the new Int'l Terminal from the tower cab through the dark tinted shade|
|Tom outside the tower on the catwalk|
|The new Int'l Terminal from the catwalk|
|The view from the catwalk to the parking lot below|
|Aircraft lineup on the taxiway ready to takeoff|
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