- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - An aging 107-foot tall control tower at Long Island MacArthur Airport, last used four years ago, will be torn down next month.

Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1NAFr7O ) reports the move comes after a years-long battle with the Federal Aviation Administration over who would pay for the $1 million demolition.

The airport in the Town of Islip got a new 159-foot $20 million control tower in 2010.

Airport Commissioner Robert Schaefer says the old tower has a leaky roof and mold and has to come down but is not in danger of collapse.

The FAA has agreed to foot 90 percent of the cost.



The demolition should take about 90 days.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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