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LaGuardia Airport Boasts New Control Tower

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The new control tower at LaGuardia Airport - Queens, NY - File / Photo: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

The new control tower at LaGuardia Airport (credit: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A new state of the art control tower at LaGuardia Airport was operational Monday.

The old control tower is seen as snow is cleared at LaGuardia Airport - Queens, NY - Feb 26, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The old control tower is seen as snow is cleared at LaGuardia Airport - Queens, NY - Feb 26, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The $100 million facility replaces the old tower, which was used for more than 40 years.

The FAA said the new tower gives air traffic controllers better visibility, and has an advanced ground radar system that gives controllers better information about aircraft still on runways and taxiways.

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