Topping out ceremony for the new Berlin Tower

03.11.2009
DFS landmark takes on shape
Today, the topping out ceremony for the new DFS (Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH) control tower was celebrated at the construction site for the new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport BBI. The managing director of DFS, Ralph Riedle, praised the builders for their work and emphasized the importance of the new tower for the new airport. Great things have literally been achieved here. Already, the control tower is visible from afar and is a landmark for the new airport. BBI will grow and flourish and will be one of the world’s key air hubs, and we are making a strong contribution by providing the necessary guidance through this new tower.

Professor Dr. Rainer Schwarz, Chief Executive Officer of Berlin Airports, agreed wholeheartedly, stating: “The topping out ceremony for the DFS tower is a clearly visible sign of the progress that is being made on the construction of the BBI. We are very pleased to be working so productively with Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH on this important project.”

With a height of 72 metres, the BBI Tower will be the second-highest control tower in Germany. Construction will be completed by September 2010 and the tower will start operating in the third quarter of 2011. According to traffic forecasts, once it opens, 250,000 aircraft per year, with a daily average of 700, will receive permission to land and take off from the BBI Tower.

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