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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 (9 years 6 days ago) and read 5713 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 (9 years 6 days ago) and read 5712 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 (9 years 6 days ago) and read 5685 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, 1697 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5630 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 (9 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5570 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, 686 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5473 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, 2161 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5342 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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