Photo of the Week: Air Traffic Control Tower at the San Francisco International Airport

This is a photo of the new Air Traffic Control Tower at the San Francisco International Airport. This is a fairly new tower at the airport. Construction began in 2012 and the tower became fully operational in October 2016. The Air Traffic Control Tower is located between Terminal 1 and 2 and replaces the old and outdated tower atop of Terminal 2.

You can see the crane in the background of this photo, which is used to dismantle the old tower. Once all done, there will be an observation deck atop Terminal 2 in the future. I am excited about this.

The tower stands 221 feet tall and is lit up by night. The colors of the lighting installation can be changed for different events throughout the year, like national holidays. The usual color is blue like seen on my photograph.

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