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Details for Benchmark: FO1255

N 35° 02.795 W 106° 36.876 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is UNKNOWN and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In BERNALILLO county, NM View Original Datasheet
Designation:
ALBUQUERQUE KIRTLAND AFB TWR
Marker Type:
control tower
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Per the datasheet description, this mark is destroyed.

Its funny, been seeing this for months now and never realized it was a benchmark.

Stepped out our hanger door at Eclipse and bang...there it is!

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1955 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1955 (WRH) THE CONTROL TOWER IS LOCATED AT THE SOUTHEAST EDGE OF ALBUQUERQUE AT KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE. THE CONTROL TOWER IS A TWO STORY STRUCTURE WITH THE CONTROL ROOM ON THE SECOND STORY. IT HAS LARGE GREEN GLASS WINDOWS ON ALL FOUR SIDES. THE APEX OF THE ROOF WAS INTERSECTED.
01/01/1961 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1961 (JJC) THE CONTROL TOWER HAS BEEN TORN DOWN. THERE IS NOW A CONTROL TOWER ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE AIRPORT WHICH IS OPERATED BY THE FAA.

Control Text

  • This mark is at Albuquerque Int''l Airport (ABQ)
  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in December 1993.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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