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Video: The Worlds Biggest Airport Terminal?  
User currently offlineNEMA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 707 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3895 times:

The new Beijing airport terminal is reputedly the biggest building in the world, are there any a.netters due to be going through this way?

Which terminals do you know that come close to this one in size?

Here is a link to the BBC report on the terminal....


http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/new...m?bw=bb&mp=wm&asb=1&news=1&bbcws=1


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User currently onlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 6677 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3877 times:



Quoting NEMA (Thread starter):
The new Beijing airport terminal is reputedly the biggest building in the world,

So the terminal is bigger than the Boeing-Everett plant? What do they do-bring the planes into the terminal?



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User currently offlineOhsopc From Thailand, joined Jul 2006, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3404 times:

It's not the biggest building in the world. It's not even the biggest airport terminal building in the world. This is because the terminal is actually three seperate buildings connected together by a train system. Currently the biggest airport terminal is Hong Kong's Terminal 1, and followed by Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.

User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4738 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

Nope, it is HAJ Terminal in Jeddah. That is the largest terminal building in the world.


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User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3270 times:



Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 3):
Nope, it is HAJ Terminal in Jeddah. That is the largest terminal building in the world.

doesn't that bring up the debate over what constitutes a building?

I guess it is akin to the old debate over 'tallest building in the world'


User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4738 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3179 times:



Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 4):
doesn't that bring up the debate over what constitutes a building?

I think the thread's title is pretty obvious, AIRPORT TERMINAL. I take that as a reference to a concrete sheltered structure . Unless he wrote LARGEST AIRPORT, then that could encompass everything within the perimeter area.



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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 8740 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3085 times:



Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 3):
Nope, it is HAJ Terminal

for a second I thought, -why they need that in Hanover?


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User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2957 times:



Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 5):
I think the thread's title is pretty obvious, AIRPORT TERMINAL. I take that as a reference to a concrete sheltered structure . Unless he wrote LARGEST AIRPORT, then that could encompass everything within the perimeter area.

Well, in the OP, he is saying a show said that the airport is the biggest building in the world.

The point i was making was does a covered area without any walls that is used for one event a year constitute a building?


User currently offlineA350 From Germany, joined Nov 2004, 1100 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 6):
for a second I thought, -why they need that in Hanover?

Probably to enable GazpromAvia to pick up our ex-chancellor whenever needed  

But why do they bring him back every time ?   

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Edit: last phrase added

[Edited 2008-02-28 07:48:23]


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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6661 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2795 times:



Quoting Ohsopc (Reply 2):
Currently the biggest airport terminal is Hong Kong's Terminal 1, and followed by Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.

And I believe they had just surpassed DTW midfield, correct? I seem to recall, at the time, that DTW Midfield was the largest in the world.

I guess this is where we get into the details of how this metric is gauged--cubic space, dimensions, what?


User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2453 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 3):
Nope, it is HAJ Terminal in Jeddah. That is the largest terminal building in the world.

It's more of a tent isn't it? Or a marquee?

Quoting Ohsopc (Reply 2):
Currently the biggest airport terminal is Hong Kong's Terminal 1, and followed by Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.

HKIA T1 contains the biggest continuous volume of enclosed space on a single level. It's 1400m to walk from end to end.

Beijing, while having a similar design by the same architect (Lord Foster), is split up into 3 blocks. The 2 end blocks are each 1100 to walk from end to end. The middle block is 480m.

If you visit Beijing, Hong kong and London Stansted, you will find a lot of similarities amonst them, especially between HK and Beijing. It's been a learning process for Norman Forster doing these 3 airports. What they complained about at Stansted he fixed at Hong Kong. What we complained about at Hong Kong he fixed at Beijing.

[Edited 2008-02-28 08:31:43]


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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7504 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

I was looking at Beijings airport, is the old terminal staying open? Because it didn't mention NW moving to the new terminal in either phase.


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