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SFO Airport Control Tower Clad in Alucobond Plus Welcomes Passengers With Lit-Torch Design

Photographer © John Swain

Project Name: San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) airport traffic control tower
Project Location: San Francisco, CA
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond® Plus Custom SFO Silver
Design Architect: HNTB Corp.
Design Build Architect: Fentress Architects
Fabricator: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd.
Installer: Pacific Erectors
General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Structural Engineer: Walter P Moore
Photography: Daniel Lunghi Photography, John Swain Photography

Design of San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) new airport traffic control tower not only was focused on functional goals – including meeting the strictest seismic event standards, offering maximum sightlines and accommodating state-of-the-art electronics – it also needed to serve as an iconic airport symbol.