Demolition begins on old Lynchburg Regional Airport air traffic control tower


CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WSET)-- Out with the old, The Lynchburg Regional Aiport started demolishing their old air-traffic-control tower today.

The building is more than 50 years old and served its purpose.

At one time it housed the National Weather Service and flight service station in addition to air traffic control, according to aiport administrators.

They say the building became a headache to maintain.

"All good things must come to an end I guess, and it's time for this towers end," Airport Director Mark Courtney said. "We certainly have been very pleased with the new tower, and I'm sure it will serve this airport well for 50 or more years. "

Airport Director Mark Courtney says the new tower has been in use for about a month.

Plans for the old tower site are to let the grass grow back, as if it was never there.

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