Zak wrote:The BER operators thus consider opening the airport without actually using the main terminal building, that is home to most of the problems. Details on how that is supposed to work are yet to be published.
I've said this before, I'll say it again:
You've got motorway to the west and south
IIRC, you've got the railway line (complete with ghost trains) running under the apron and out that side, so you level everything west of the apron (not like anyone's using that control tower anyway...), dig a hole down to the train, and build a new terminal across the ramp. This has the added bonus that you can sit at your gate in Terminal 2 and point and jeer at the still-ten-years-from-opening fustercluck that is Terminal 1.
I bet you could Ctrl+A Ctrl+C Ctrl+V LHR T5, complete with railway station and road links, into place faster than you could get the existing mess opened.
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