Stinson Airport getting new air traffic control tower

Project to be completed in April 2018

SAN ANTONIO – The second-oldest continuously operated airport in the U.S. is getting a new air traffic control tower.

The project kicked off Wednesday at Stinson Municipal Airport.

The new tower will commemorate more than 100 years of aviation at the airport.

It will have biplane-style wings along the sides of the tower, reminiscent of the airport's early days, and will be lit at night.

The design also reflects the airport's close connection to the nearby historic San Antonio Missions, since the airport is a part of the World Heritage District.

The project is funded by TxDOT and the city of San Antonio. Construction should wrap up in April 2018.

The first flight took off from the airport in 1915.  

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