PROPOSED FLOATING AIRPORT FOR LONDON

While the UK Government look to shifting the next London Airport beyond the city limits, Gensler Architects have proposed a much more radical and futuristic solution to Heathrow’s bulging capacity. According to io9 “Gensler’s vision for London Britannia Airport is an infrastructure project with minimal environmental impact. Four five-kilometer runways would be tethered to the river bed and floating atop the water in the Thames Estuary. The runways could be removed from the river for maintenance and additional runways could be added as needed. Similarly, the airport terminals would be constructed off-site in a shipyard and then floated in upon completion. Underwater tunnels would connect passengers to the central London and the European High Speed Rail Networks.”

via Ben Fletcher and io9

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