A Migdal (tower) to Kvell (boast) About

Israel recently opened a super-duper control tower at Ben-Gurion Airport, the country’s principal gateway. And the new tower is apparently something to behold.

Approximately 110 meters high with 18 floors, the tower was built so that its windows are entirely free of pillars that might obstruct the view of air traffic controllers.

“There’s not a plane that moves without our seeing it from the new tower,” said one of the tower’s employees, adding that the tower offers unobstructed views of runway aprons.

Equipped with two elevators, as well as two staircases for emergencies, the tower also boasts five floors of instruments.

 (Photo: Israel Airports Authority)

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