Record-high radio tower worries Illinois aviation officials

02/27/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

An Oklahoma company wants to build the world's largest freestanding communications tower on an Illinois college campus, but aviation officials are worried about the effects on a nearby airport. At 1,500 feet, the structure would be slightly taller than the 110-story Sears Tower. But the FAA says it could pose a safety hazard when pilots at Lake in the Hills Airport are forced to pull up and circle on an aborted landing.

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