San Francisco International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower

Civic and Cultural

The new 221-foot-tall cantilevered control tower is the tallest vertical self-centering post tension concrete structure in the United States, and features a 650-square-foot controller work area with 13 control stations and a 270 degree unobstructed view of the taxiways and runways. The tower sits atop a three-story, 44,000-square-foot Integrated Facilities Building (IFB), which includes FAA administrative offices and electronic equipment, a roof garden, airport public circulation space and both public and FAA amenities. The seismic design for the tower allows for the structure to withstand a magnitude 8 earthquake.

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