The Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum will soon open a year-long exhibition that chronicles contemporary and historic air traffic control towers from around the world. The collection is comprised of 50 photos by Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo, highlighting the constructions as symbols of technological change and cultural expression. 

Several historic towers are included in the collection, including Ford Island Tower, which stood on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack at the Hawaii naval base. Towers at today's heavily trafficked airports, such as London's Heathrow Airport, also earned a spot in the exhibition. Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, along with several other of the world's tallest towers, is included as well.

More details about the exhibition can be found on the Smithsonian webpage.

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