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Sarasota FAA Air Trafic Control Tower

This project involved a replacement airport traffic control tower and the establishment of an administrative base building. It includes site adaptations of a modified standard FAA Low Activity Level Tower with a 525-SF control cab and a 9,000-SF base building with a custom link. The tower is a 10-sided polygon in plan, with the 525-SF control cab. The tower floor level is 109 feet above ground level.

Precast concrete wall panels form the building envelope. For maximum visibility, the control cab was designed to incorporate only four columns and uses a butt-glazed cab window system. Insulated structural precast concrete panels were designed with interlocking edges to help ensure wind driven rain would be kept out of the building during a major storm or hurricane.


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