Construction kicks off Thursday, The new tower will be located between T1 and T2. Ful article is here:
|Quoting SFOA380 (Reply 4):|
The design is what is newsworthy, not the news of a new tower.
|Quoting N126DL (Reply 6):|
How old is this rendering? Notice the old DL widget livery on the planes?
|Quoting as739x (Reply 7):|
On a side note. Those of you locally coming through SFO can see the artist renderings of the E concourse just outside the closed TSA screening area. Looks beautiful and as an added note, nothing like T2.
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|Quoting legacyins (Reply 12):|
It is not really the age but the current tower was not built to survive a substantial earthquake. The new tower will be built to survive up to an 8.0.
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|Quoting aviateur (Reply 15):|
The old one may not have been state-of-the-art, but it was a welcoming, almost mischievous visual flourish in an otherwise joyless vista of seawater and concrete. It lent a friendly touch to an airport that, in most respects, is anything but friendly. It was, almost literally, an exclamation point. It said: LaGuardia!
|Quoting zippyjet (Reply 8):|
I sure as heck hope this cool looking new tower improves SFO's ATC and reduces delays. SFO has been making a run in the delay derby with CLT, BOS, EWR and LGA.
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|Quoting N782NC (Reply 16):|
The main reason is that they're different types of faults. In Chile, the Nazca plate is subducted beneath the South American plate. In California, the Pacific and North American plates rub up against and slip past each other. Subduction zones can create far more powerful earthquakes than faults like the San Andreas/Hayward faults are capable of. I might be wrong, but I believe the largest earthquake that the San Andreas can create is around 8.0-8.5.
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