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uggboy
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Berlin Brandenburg: will it ever open?

As we have reported on numerous occasions, Berlin’s new Brandenburg airport (BER) should have been up and running years ago.

Until now construction and safety issues have postponed the opening until 2017.

Now comes news that even that date will not be met and indeed, according to Spiegel.de, the airport may never open at all.

The latest problem which was discovered last week will postpone the opening indefinitely.

According to franceinfo.fr the ceiling within the terminal building has been found to be too heavy.

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Posted : September 28, 2015 10:28 am
Seacarl
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Unless things have changed again, when I was in Germany the issue was that the equipment installed for smoke ventilation in the event of fire was found to exceed the structural capacity of the ceiling structure. The building was immediately closed. It would seem that they could reinforce the structure or building pilings to hold the equipment.

A more serious issue is that the terminal will be over capacity by opening day, and there is really only a limited ability to expand it. It is hard to imagine a project that has been more bungled than this one. And yet FRA and MUC build again and again on time.

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Posted : September 28, 2015 7:10 pm
HaveMilesWillTravel
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Seacarl, post: 2667668, member: 957 wrote: It is hard to imagine a project that has been more bungled than this one. /QUOTE]
Here's a contestant: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbe_Philharmonic_Hall

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Posted : September 28, 2015 9:06 pm
HaveMilesWillTravel
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Seacarl, post: 2667668, member: 957 wrote: It is hard to imagine a project that has been more bungled than this one.

Here's a contestant: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbe_Philharmonic_Hall

I don't always drink beer, but when I do I will certainly NOT drink Bud Light.

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Posted : September 28, 2015 9:08 pm
Dublin_rfk
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As an update. Information real or fantasy on Brandenburg is elusive.

Quoted from Wikipedia
[ An opening in 2017 has become unlikely as of August 2015.[101]
The unlikely opening in 2017 seems to have further involuntary consequences for Berlin's traffic infrastructure. Tegel's permit will expire at the end of 2017. If BER isn't open until then, Berlin's traffic volume will see shortages, because authorities might shut down Tegel without replacement. This will imply that pressure on BER to open will mount drastically.[102] (An EASA permit is needed from 2018 onwards as operation permit.) ]

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Posted : April 11, 2016 6:39 pm
uggboy
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Dublin_rfk, post: 2725909, member: 18572 wrote: As an update. Information real or fantasy on Brandenburg is elusive.

Quoted from Wikipedia
[ An opening in 2017 has become unlikely as of August 2015.[101]
The unlikely opening in 2017 seems to have further involuntary consequences for Berlin's traffic infrastructure. Tegel's permit will expire at the end of 2017. If BER isn't open until then, Berlin's traffic volume will see shortages, because authorities might shut down Tegel without replacement. This will imply that pressure on BER to open will mount drastically.[102] (An EASA permit is needed from 2018 onwards as operation permit.) ]

I've read that they might open the new airport in 2019. Hopefully. 🙂

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Posted : April 12, 2016 11:26 pm