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New tower to direct air traffic over Super Bowl stadium

WASHINGTON -- Five federal employees are going to have a bird's-eye view of the Super Bowl this weekend, and they're not even going to have to use a vacation day. The Federal Aviation Administration will erect a temporary control tower to oversee the more than 475 helicopters, blimps and sign-draggers expected to buzz around Pro Player Stadium in Miami. Five air traffic controllers armed with binoculars and two-way radios will staff the tower on Saturday and Sunday. It will be located atop the stadium's northeast corner, occupying what would normally be 10 rows of seats.