08 May 2012

Tucson's iconic tower ~

This has been the welcoming tower at Tucson's airport since 1958. It has been an icon to millions of visitors and residents alike. Alas, this spring it was announced that it will be replaced by a more high-tech structure. Like many government construction projects, chances of it starting on time are small so we'll be able to enjoy this beacon, I think, for at least another year. (:

5 comments:

  1. i guess the new tower will be higher, shame to see this one disappear.

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  2. How will it be recycled that is the question...

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  3. Oddly enough, I was just checking my flight schedule for my daughter's and my annual flight back in July, and here you have a photo that will soon be in a memory book. You're right that it's been a welcome sign for so many of us for a long time. Wish it could be re-trofitted and not re-placed. How about if the new tower at least re-cycles those BIG, BOLD letters?! It is a shame to see it go.

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  4. Maybe it could be converted into luxury apartments for airplane enthusiasts! Like living in a lighthouse - except no water. (:

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