interfered with following the construction of the new Air Traffic Control Tower whose thick walls to some extent blocked the controllers view some portions of the runways, approach paths and also ramps (Young & Wells, 2011).
Following these observations, the Federal Aviation Administration suggested the demolition of the new tower in order to avoid risks associated with reduced visibility of the runways and ramps by the air traffic controllers. The President of Miami branch of National Air Traffic claimed that the construction of the new tower was too risky since failure of the controllers to see and guide aircrafts appropriately would lead to unnecessary accidents. The design of the new tower was direly criticized by air traffic controller and some even swore never to work on that tower if at all it was finally established (Brown, 2000).
Miami Airport has the 10th busiest runway in the entire country with an increased level of air traffic hence does not deserve to have issues of blockage of runways as would have happened if the new tower was opened. Observations of aircraft usage is done by the controllers by use of cameras that are able to observe beyond the walls of the new tower so as to minimize risks of accidents before demolition of the new tower occurs. The nearest airport to Miami International Airport is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport while other big airports around the vicinity are South Bimini Airport and Palm Beach International Airport (Brown,