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The Wellington’s new 32 meter air traffic control tower is nearing completion. The $18m building called ”the leaning tower of Rongotai” has been designed to lean into the northerly wind at an angle of 12.5 degree
The iconic landmark of Wellington, New Zealand, is built in a residential area overlooking the airport, will replace the existing 58-year-old tower. The roof top operational centre ”cab” will provide 360-degree views of the for the controllers to manage the air traffic effectively.
With the thirteen base isolators installed, the partially finished building was put to test during the 2016 earthquake and the building proved to have higher level of resilience to any natural distractions.
The control tower is due to be finished in March and be fully operational in June 2018.