July 31, 2014 1:58 pm

Tear-down of old air traffic control tower begins at Calgary airport

The new air traffic control tower at the Calgary International Airport.

Global News

CALGARY – Officials began the process of dismantling the former air traffic control tower at the Calgary International Airport on Thursday.

The 26-year-old building is being torn down by a state-of-the-art robot.

The tower stands 44 metres tall and supports a 414 square-foot office.

Thousands of successful aircraft arrivals and departures were managed from inside the tower, until the new control tower went into service in May of 2013.

The dismantling of the tower is scheduled for to be finished by October 31st.

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