Spokane International Airport traffic control tower demolition - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane International Airport traffic control tower demolition

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane International Airport is tearing down its old Air Traffic Control Tower.

The tower was built in 1961 and served as an icon for the airport for the last 45 years. In 2006, finishing touches were put on a new Traffic Control Tower, rendering the old one obsolete.

Currently, the new control tower is the tallest control tower in the State of Washington.

Right now Spokane International Airport is undergoing five years of major renovations. The expected cost of all the renovations, including runway rehab, new de-icing management procedures and a new taxiway, is expected to cost somewhere around $93 million.

The scope of the projects could bring in nearly 4,000 jobs, that's about 40 jobs for every million dollars spent. The economic impact on Spokane could also generate about $240 million in revenue.
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