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Observation Deck Included In T5 At LHR?  
User currently offlineSpringbok295 From South Africa, joined Feb 2006, 59 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5339 times:

Does anyone know whether they are including an observation deck in the new Terminal 5 construction plan at LHR?


Springbok 295, the flight that never made it home, 28 November 1987, may they rest in peace.
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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5338 times:

Pretty sure there isnt one planned at T5, at least thats the vibe on a.net and other places.

User currently offlineThatplaneguy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 82 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5311 times:

I think there is more chance of Virgin Atlantic operating Concordes than having a viewing deck at T5!


Its about the airlines and the planes they fly
User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1656 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5256 times:

That car park there looks like it will be fabulous for photography - but I imagine they'll put up the "Viewing prohibited - please leave the area immediately" signs like on the T3 car park.

User currently offlineSpringbok295 From South Africa, joined Feb 2006, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5196 times:

I can't understand why they prohibit viewing at Heathrow. They say its the security situation post September 11th is to blame.

What can happen from an observation deck?

It's not like an terrorist with shoulder launch heat seeking missile is going to go unnoticed amongst all the spotters on the viewing deck?

I reckon its down to money! It will cost them too much to operate a viewing deck!



Springbok 295, the flight that never made it home, 28 November 1987, may they rest in peace.
User currently offlinePeterinlisbon From Portugal, joined Jan 2006, 488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5099 times:

They could always put up a sign: Heat Seeking Missiles Prohibited, Terrorists Please Leave the Area Immediately.

User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2026 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4968 times:

Knowing BAA, they'll probably build an indoor observation deck looking out over the huge Terminal 5 shopping area. There will be maps and guides explaining each shop, what it sells, and where to find other locations at Heathrow (the Sock Shop map will cover a whole wall.) There will even be a live feed on a loudspeaker, so you can listen to the employees at Costa Coffee taking drink orders.

I think people here are getting far too excited about Terminal 5. It looks like a beautiful building with lots of glass and natural light, but remember that we're dealing with BAA here. They'll find a way to muck it up, and at the end of the day it will just be another shopping center with HSBC-logo jetways attached to it.


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