The design of San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) air traffic control tower was commissioned in 2012 replace the original aging tower. A total of 10,000 square feet of 4mm Alucobond® Plus in custom SFO Silver color clads this spiraling torch-shaped structure.
This iconic tower concept design was the collaborative work of SFO and HNTB Corp., who served as master architect for the project. Detailed design work was completed by Fentress Architects, who served as architect of record and worked in a design-build capacity with general contractor Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Walter P Moore, served as structural engineer. The 1,500 System A Alucobond panels were installed by Pacific Erectors, Inc.