Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport

Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport
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Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport, United Arab Emirates (DWC/OMDW)
Dubai World Central Airport, also known as Al Maktoum International Airport, is the world's first purpose-built aerotropolis—a new form of urban planning that places the airport at the center. The control tower, commissioned in 2010, stands 91 meters (299 feet) tall. A second tower, 300 meters (394 feet) tall, is also planned. The "flower" design concept is a minimal square "stem" flanked by four curved "petals." The petals fan out at the tower base to provide stability, and the "bloom" at the top supports the double-level control cab. Luminous gold-tinted glazing adorns the tower.

The photograph is a part of Art of the Airport Tower, an exhibition that explores contemporary and historical air traffic control towers in the U.S. and around the world. 

Photographer:

Carolyn Russo

ID #:

WEB14837-2015

Source:

National Air and Space Museum Libraries

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Smithsonian Institution

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