March 9, 2015 – More than 20 years ago, the last commercial flight departed from the Stapleton Airport. Over time, what had been the country’s fifth busiest airport has transformed into a bustling neighborhood with more than 19,000 residents. The old concrete runways have been replaced with jogging paths and newly built homes. And, stuck in the middle of all the development stands the rapidly aging 12-story air traffic control tower. Recently, the peeling paint, rust, and, vegetation meant that the tower was starting to look like something out of a post-apocalyptic movie. [Read More…]