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Question Regarding CDG Terminal 2E  
User currently offlineM11Stephen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

Hello everyone. I have a question regarding terminal 2E at CDG. I understand that a portion of the terminal collapsed in May 2004 killing 4 people and according to the articles I've read the boarding area was completely rebuilt. I have looked at pictures of Terminal 2E from 2003 and from 2009 and the terminal looks exactly the same in both pictures! Any help would be appreciated!

Thankyou!


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User currently offlinePITIngres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1144 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3113 times:

Wikipedia says that a different construction method was used for the rebuilt terminal. It may look the same but it's not.


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User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2866 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

I don't know about you guys, but I've always loved the look of 2F much more than 2E....


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User currently offlineShamrock604 From Ireland, joined exactly 7 years ago today! , 4175 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3037 times:



Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 2):
I don't know about you guys, but I've always loved the look of 2F much more than 2E....

The look of it, sure. But 2E has better facilities and far more space for pax.



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User currently offlineJabar From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

I think I remember that the investigation found multiple errors involving the contractors, but the main one being issues with the concrete used in the original contruction.

It has been rebuilt to the exact look it was supposed to, but with modifications to the build structure I believe.... and good concrete!

2E is a beautiful terminal IMHO, on par with some of the terminals in Asia.... but as far as it being efficient.... that's another story (I won't go into how poorly ADP manages CDG  banghead  )


User currently offlineGroobster From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3012 times:

I'd heard many bad things about CDG but then I experienced 2E when transferring from DXB to MAN, what a lovely serene place.

Alas this summer I endured Easyjet's terminal at CDG. Talk about chalk and cheese!



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User currently offlineM11Stephen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2952 times:



Quoting Jabar (Reply 4):
I think I remember that the investigation found multiple errors involving the contractors, but the main one being issues with the concrete used in the original contruction.

It has been rebuilt to the exact look it was supposed to, but with modifications to the build structure I believe.... and good concrete!

2E is a beautiful terminal IMHO, on par with some of the terminals in Asia.... but as far as it being efficient.... that's another story (I won't go into how poorly ADP manages CDG banghead )

Thanks for clearing it up for me!   Terminal 2E is beautiful! Its a shame that it wasn't designed properly and 4 peoples lives were lost because of that. As a side note, the architect who initially designed terminal 2E also designed a building at DXB and that too collapsed killing some construction workers.  

2E and parts of CDG kind of remind me of TWA's T5 at JFK. I wish more airports were designed as well as 2E. (I'm talking about the aesthetic elements of 2E, the initial construction of 2E was terrible)



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User currently offlineCuriousFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

I've been in 2E before and after the shameful collapse. There is much less concrete and much more glass in the roof structure now, and it makes the terminal look significantly brighter.

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