O'Hare Airport North Air Traffic Control Tower Construction Completed

The North Airport Traffic Control Tower (NATCT) project includes construction of a new supplemental tower and associated base building for the North Airfield development of O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois.

The tower will be approximately 225 feet tall to the cab floor with a 400 square foot cab and a 10,000 square foot base building. The project is estimated to use more than 200 tons of structural steel and 2,100 cubic yards of concrete. The lower core of the control tower will have an architectural concrete finish. The cab level of the tower is completely surrounded by glass. The glass sheets are up to 19 feet long and weigh as much as 4,000 pounds. Challenges faced for this project include an airside construction site, construction height restrictions, and strict coordination with FAA requirements.

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Owner: City of Chicago
Architect: Parsons
Project Value: $ 40M
Completion Date: August 2008