Super-cool control tower – Abu Dhabi airport

Abu Dhabi control towerOn my travels, pausing briefly – in fact 3 hours longer than anticipated, due to a delayed flight – in Abu Dhabi.

There is a huge amount of building and development work going on around the airport, as can be seen from some of the many cranes in the photo. One thing which looks really great is the control tower at the airport. Depending on which way you look at it, it’s either a sail, with the control room at the top; or a half-buried crescent moon, ditto.

The structure is huge and is almost 400 feet tall. I didn’t get a chance to see the tower from different angles, but this picture is how you see it from the passenger terminal. Here’s a link to more images of the tower: Abu Dhabi Airport Control Tower.

Nice to see something a bit more adventurous in airport design.