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DEN Manager Skips Meeting W/ City Council  
User currently offlineF9Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 696 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

The Denver Post reports that there was a dust-up between the Denver City Council and Kim Day, who manages DEN. It appears that city council got upset when Day suspended Stan Koniz when Koniz raised concerns about the costs of the proposed renovations at DEN, which could cost $1 billion ($1,000 million for you brits). When the city council wanted to meet with her, she sent underlings to the meeting instead. Now, it doesn't take much to upset low-level politicians (they usually do that because they haven't seen their name in the paper in a while and need to look like they are doing something). However, I think Day made a boo-boo since she is biting the hand that feeds her ($).

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User currently offlineDakota123 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

Yeah, she doesn't seem long for the position. Too much drama.

I'm not a fan of the plans to reconfigure the terminal, at least not at the costs being talked about. I could see folks at Concourse A possibly walking to the terminal (using the bridge) for a meal or to shop, but taking the train from Councourse B or C? I doubt enough people would do so to justify the price tag. (In fairness, the $1,000,000,000 cost includes the hotel, as far as I'm aware.)

Mike


User currently offlineAirFrnt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2826 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

It also includes all the work to terminate light rail directly into the station, as well as some expansions to B/C.

The more I think about the great hall overhaul, the more I like it. TSI has eaten a huge amount of very prime retail/showcase space. The space originally was full of trees and greenery and was a pleasant space. Now it's wide open for security reasons, cold and impersonal.

It's becoming more similar to T-5 in London (which DEN was a huge influence on in the first place).


User currently offlineEnilria From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 7111 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1763 times:



Quoting AirFrnt (Reply 2):
The more I think about the great hall overhaul, the more I like it. TSI has eaten a huge amount of very prime retail/showcase space. The space originally was full of trees and greenery and was a pleasant space. Now it's wide open for security reasons, cold and impersonal.

I agree TSA has ruined the building, but I agree with the other poster that people on concourse B are not going to take the train back to the building to eat or shop. That is ridiculous. The retail opportunity is on the concourses. They've got unleased retail space on the level above the concourse on both A and B if memory serves. If they can't get people to take an escalator, how many are going to take a train to shop/eat?


User currently offlineAirFrnt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2826 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1750 times:



Quoting Enilria (Reply 3):

I agree TSA has ruined the building, but I agree with the other poster that people on concourse B are not going to take the train back to the building to eat or shop. That is ridiculous. The retail opportunity is on the concourses. They've got unleased retail space on the level above the concourse on both A and B if memory serves. If they can't get people to take an escalator, how many are going to take a train to shop/eat?

It's primarily targeted at O&D passengers who have to pass through the great hall anyways. People on a long layover are also targeted, and anyone else is just gravy.


User currently offlineAirNz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1691 times:



Quoting F9Fan (Thread starter):
($1,000 million for you brits)

So please tell me why you feel we don't know what 1 billion is? Is there something 'unique' about it?


User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1371 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1594 times:



Quoting AirNz (Reply 5):

So please tell me why you feel we don't know what 1 billion is? Is there something 'unique' about it?

There is a long and short scale for billion. 10^9 vs 10^12. America uses the short scale and the UK used the long scale until 1974 (per wiki).

Looks like most English speaking countries have standardized on the short scale, but per Wiki lots of European countries still use the long scale.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_and_short_scales


User currently offlineFlyFitch From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1535 times:

I just really hope this doesn't delay the hotel and the light rail station being built. When I think of two things that DEN really does need, it would be a hotel, and a reliable public transportation link to downtown. When you think of other major airports, most have these amenities.

As far as the great hall remodel goes, I think it would be a waste, but I can see their thinking behind it.



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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5026 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1287 times:



Quoting AirFrnt (Reply 4):
It's primarily targeted at O&D passengers who have to pass through the great hall anyways. People on a long layover are also targeted, and anyone else is just gravy.

Yes, and when I go to DEN and have a layover, I like going from A's to the C's. It is a bit of a hassle, so anything to help with that would be great. I go to the C's to spend money, and hit that smoking bar upstairs. The drinks are strong, and I just enjoy the views from the windows. IIRC, there is a Harley shop over there too. Just enjoy spending my money there!



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