Offutt AFB - Air Traffic Control Tower
Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska
Offutt Air Force Base is the headquarters of the US Strategic Command, and controls the largest wing in Air Combat Command. To update their functionally out-of-date air traffic control tower, they reached out to LEO A DALY for its demolition and new facility design. Using an integrated design approach, the design emphasizes environmental stewardship, efficiency in resources, and development of a safe and productive work environment.
The 11-story, 8,242-SF facility is constructed of sandwich-panel (insulated) precast concrete for durability, ease of construction, and energy efficiency. It includes flight simulator training and front load training, along with mechanical and electrical support in a two-story base building. Training and administrative office space, briefing area, electronic equipment, radar final control, and break room facilities all were elevated within the tower shaft below the control cab. Anti-terrorism and force protection measures included progressive collapse and blast resistance.
At a glance
2 Story Building
Air Traffic Control Simulator
Anti-terrorism and force protection measures included progressive collapse and blast resistance.
"This place is unbelievable . . . this all makes me realize how antiquated our (old) towers are now."
Square Miles (11.3 km²)
The size of Offutt AFB
Offutt AFB is named for the first casualty of World War I, First Lieutenant Jarvis Jennes Offutt.
On 11 September 2001, President George W. Bush conducted one of the first major strategy sessions for the response to the September 11 attacks from a bunker at Offutt AFB.