Bahrain control tower
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Sunday Morning Photograph October 23 2022: Control Tower in Bahrain.

It was one of the highlights in Bahrain.

When I related about the trouble I experienced when passing through customs after arriving in Bahrain from Abu Dhabi as a passenger aboard an airplane which was operated by Gulf Air, I used a photograph of the control tower at Bahrain International Airport — but I never showed the photograph in its entirety, which prominently displays the color and design of the official flag of Bahrain.

Sunday Morning Photograph October 23 2022: Control Tower in Bahrain.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Construction was completed on this unusual control tower in 2005. According to this project overview from GPZ Group:

The 50m high tower is topped by two inverted cone structures and constructed on piled foundations with pile caps, ground beams and grade slab. The superstructure comprises of a reinforced concrete core with a lift and staircase, structural steel framing to upper floors and cone structures, composite aluminium cladding to external walls and a proprietary glazing system to the parabolic rear elevation of the tower and window areas. A specialist glazing system incorporating an invisible tungsten wire heating element is installed around the 12m diameter air traffic control room in the upper cone.

Bahrain flag
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

The above photograph shows a flag of Bahrain which has apparently seen better days.

Final Boarding Call

More articles at The Gate about my experiences in Bahrain include:

Please click here for a complete list of the Sunday Morning Photograph series of articles at The Gate, which include photographs taken of nature and sights of interest in many countries and territories around the world — including but not limited to:

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Czechia or Czech Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • England in Great Britain in the United Kingdom
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Kenya
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Mozambique
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Swaziland or Eswatini
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Uruguay

All photographs ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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