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Giant Intermodel Complex In Store For Louisiana  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 51
Posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1261 times:

A huge intermodel transportation complex is being designed to be built in between New Orleans, LA and Baton Rouge, LA, on the banks of the Mississippi River. The size of this facility is simply unblieveable. Over 400 million dollars worth of funding is in place for this mammoth to be built. Will it be built? I don't know. If it does, however, watch out Houston and Miami!!!

Some of the the features of this gargantuan facility:

* Huge airport featuring several giant terminals, 6 12,000ft. long runways, and a cargo area larger than MIA.
* Nonstop flights to Asia, Europe, and South America
* Gigantic river port, allowing ocean-going freight to be transported directly from plane to ship, and vice versa.
* Enormous railroad complex, connecting the aiport and river port with the rest of the U.S.
* High-speed train service from the metro New Orleans area, connecting with all areas of the facility.

So as you can see, this thing, if built, will be incredible. It will employ thousands of people, and could be completed by 2005 or so. The local news down here in N.O had a nice story about this a few days ago. Needless to say, I was, and still am, in awe.

Stephen in MSY(New Orleans)

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User currently offlineJonnyboy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 220 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1227 times:

This was posted, and no-one except me was intrested then, and they might not be now. Maybe because it is so improbable! MSY has room for expansion, and surely we want to know where this $400 mil is coming from? Is there any government money involved?

It would be an awesome sight, they need a couple in New Jersey, So. Cal. as well...


User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

I'm also very interested in this subject, as I am with all proposed airports.

If this thing goes through, what happens to MSY? Does it get deep-sixed? And what about Baton Rouge's airport?

It seems like an interesting idea, but where will the airline traffic to international destinations come from? Frankly, Houston's just down the road with all those Continental flights, and Atlanta isn't too far away either, with its Delta service. Perhaps TWA would be interested in setting up a New Orleans hub, but it seems to me that they're focusing on developing their Europe connections from STL and JFK.

I just wonder where they're going to get all this international traffic from. I can see some Central American and a few Caribbean flights, but that's about it.


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1201 times:

$400 million is only a small fraction of the total needed to build the size of complex you're talking about. The new Denver airport cost $5 billion (with a "b") alone!!! (Granted, there were gross cost overruns, but the original budget was somewhere in the $2 - 2.5 billion range).

I retractable roof domed stadium costs about $400 million.

So if Louisiana is going to get a giant new airport, riverport, railport, etc. for $400 million, I'd say it's too good to be true.



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