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FAA Shows Off Brand New Control Tower In Broomfield

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The new tower at the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport (credit: CBS)

The new tower at the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport (credit: CBS)

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) – The Federal Aviation Administration has been showing off a brand new control tower in Broomfield.

Folks at the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport cut the ribbon unveiling the new tower on Tuesday. The tower replaces the old one that dates back to 1966.

The FAA says the tower has all the latest technology. It’s also 50 feet higher with more space inside to give controllers a better view of the airfield.

The tower cost $23 million to build. Controllers there handle more than 110,000 takeoffs and landings every year.

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