Archer Western Tops Out 370-Foot Air Traffic Control Tower
CHARLOTTE, NC – Archer Western has reached a major construction milestone at Charlotte Douglas International Airport with the topping out of the new air traffic control tower. Rising 370 feet, the new control tower will be one of the largest in the United States.
The $60 million precast and steel superstructure will replace an existing tower that has been in operation since 1979. It will accommodate air traffic controllers in an 850 square-foot tower cab.
The project team, led by Senior Project Manager Kevin Ballog, is also constructing a 42,000-square-foot Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) base building. Construction of the tower and TRACON base building is expected to be complete later this year and fully operational in 2019.
The project team includes Assistant Project Manager Marty Williamson, Superintendent Brian Knieriem, Assistant Superintendent Cary Shawn Ritch, Quality Control Manager Alex Stenger, Safety Manager Joe True and Office Manager Tracy Szczesny.