control towercontrol tower
a tower at an airport with radar, etc. from which air traffic is directed, chiefly by radio
A tower at an airfield from which controllers monitor air traffic visually and by radar and use radio to direct traffic.
Heathrow Airport, London, England
(plural control towers)
- (aviation) An airport building from which the air traffic control unit monitors and directs the movement of aircraft on and around the airport.
- An enclosed, raised structure occupied by one or more persons who operate or exercise control over railway traffic, ship movement, a racetrack, machinery, etc.