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by chidino
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Lots of good stuff in the thread, recently...will have to get caught up soon. The new O'hare noise plan goes into affect in November. "The communities that will be taking one for the team on week one: Itasca, Wood Dale, Bensenville, Rosemont, Schiller Park, Norridge and Hardwood Heights, accor...

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by chidino
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I know it's been asked before, but any current pictures of 9C/27C and/or the north side of the airfield would be incredibly welcome. Anything.

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by chidino
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!
Replies: 24
Views: 2810

Re: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!

The OP also ignores that the aviation industry is subject to outside influences. A recession or (heaven forbid) some attack could drastically change the future. If Parker can control those things, he's wasting his time at something as mundane as an airline. ;)

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by chidino
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The opening of the people mover has been moved to Thanksgiving. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-ohare-people-mover-delays-20190814-skyw6cjzgfhzrgvvr5bqof2xl4-story.html And they paid $3 million for the privilege, after Parsons alleged that a Thanksgiving due date would be "accelerated w...

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by chidino
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

In contrast to the BGA "stories", here's a Crain's column that deals fairly with the corruption and contract shenanigans at O'Hare but still understands O'Hare's crucial importance: O'Hare is a cleanup challenge for our reform-minded mayor https://www.chicagobusiness.com/david-greising-gov...

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by chidino
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

And from the "More Breathless Exposés" file: Video Shows Rodents Inside O'Hare Airport; Officials Investigate https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Video-of-Rodents-in-OHare-Airport-530725951.html It was allegedly at a Spirit gate. Well, that's understandable: the critters were trying to g...

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by chidino
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

BGA doubling down on their breathless O'Hare "exposé": What The Gov: Your O’Hare Questions, Answered https://www.bettergov.org/news/what-the-gov-your-o-hare-questions-answered/ Did you know that the OGT "will mark the city’s fourth attempt at building a terminal to house international...

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by chidino
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Trib editorial re O'Hare and the BGA "investigation". Editorial: Can Mayor Lightfoot shake out the clout at O’Hare ? https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-ohare-corruption-lightfoot-20190802-tweqimfelzaapidbpnttgf34kq-story.html As far as "corruption", gee, I ...

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by chidino
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?
Replies: 16
Views: 1965

Re: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?

I'm guessing, but I always find the real explanations much more life-like. I'd guess "metal" came as a correction to somebody who referred to some WWII aircraft as "made of steel" or some such, and some engineer leaning over and saying "Could you use the word 'metal' or some...

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by chidino
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NFL Charters Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 11548

Re: 2019 NFL Charters Thread

jcwr56 wrote:
Wednesday October 3rd..
VS653 ORD-LHR A346 Chicago Bears to LHR

Is this a one-off, or is Virgin a sponsor of the London games? (just curious)

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by chidino
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NFL Charters Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 11548

Re: 2019 NFL Charters Thread

Semi-related: Wendover Productions posted a YouTube video discussing the logistics of transporting an NFL team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ_LUFBSoqM A lot of this is somewhat common knowledge among aviation enthusiasts, but this account has posted some interesting aviation related videos ove...

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by chidino
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Good article on all the problems that plague ORD. While there is some head scratching (ie. replacing the international terminal?!) a lot of the article hits the mark on why the airport is so inefficient and why the "Chicago way" is alive and well. https://projects.bettergov.org/2019/ohare...

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by chidino
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

QF numbered the flights 85/86 in tribute to the Bears. (I'm not sure how to react to that.)

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by chidino
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 24176

Re: TELEGRAPH: Disney Will Launch Airline w/Costumed Crew

This keeps popping up. Headline says crew in costume. I can't see that in the article. I give this 2% chance of happening. Disney is planning to launch its own airline in the US, it has been rumoured, which could be family heaven or utter hell depending on your stance on the mega brand. According t...

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by chidino
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Correct, there's no room utilizing T5. With all the construction taking place around the airfield it's harder to find spots to park aircraft. RON= Remain Over Night. I forgot to post that I saw a lot of earth and concrete being moved east of T5 last Thursday. Might this finally be some actual T5 ex...

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by chidino
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 14048

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

TTailedTiger wrote:
I don't smoke and never have but I don't see the big deal about this. Those rooms work very well. I have never once smelled any smoke in the hundreds of times I have connected through ATL. What'll they do, put in a another Hudson News?


If it generates revenue, yes. The smoking room does not.

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by chidino
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

...And I’ve been on record for a long time saying they need to connect T5 to the rest of the terminal core. Especially when ORD bills itself the most connected airport in the world. They need to facilitate inter-line and international connections, OGT won’t house all the international flights when ...

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by chidino
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Turkish Airlines launch flights to Dallas/Fort Worth in the near future?
Replies: 38
Views: 3405

Re: Will Turkish Airlines launch flights to Dallas/Fort Worth in the near future?

They very well may, short-term: the question is can they keep up all their expansion? First, it has been paid for by borrowing, and secondly, isn't Project Sunrise directly aimed at eliminating the long-distance stopovers they want to steal from the ME3? I don't question IST can be a superb hub for ...

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by chidino
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

And all satellite concourses must have flex gates (RJs to wide-body, adaptable, although Sat 1 and the OGT must accommodate two Group VI aircraft each). They do have live trees in this mockup, @ual763. That will be a great feature and help with gate utilization. Anyone know if they are doing these ...

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by chidino
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Other than a 9 year build (ridiculous) , there are two other major mistakes being made with this project. 1) the project is targeted for today’s needs, not 10 years from now (ala T1 not bring able to park anything in between B and C bigger than a DC-10). How in the world will AA’s T3 “Y” concourse ...

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by chidino
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The picture isn’t showing. But good to know they’ll be live trees! Love the foliage at airports. Sorry -- I linked to it directly, which doesn't help anybody else. This is apparently a photo taken of the SOM model when it was on display; now that I look at it more closely, though, this was the big ...

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by chidino
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

FWIW, a very early exterior model of the SOM concourse. Again, StudioORD is now supposed to be in charge of "tone and palette" and the designs will be made "compatible". https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/U4Y-cjEswVu0gHCwFi4b4LdfIi4=/0x0:4280x2802/920x613/filters:focal(2564x467:3248...

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by chidino
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

You’re right, I totally forgot we are dealing with experts who have a proven track record of success and have delivered numerous projects of this magnitude on time and under budget. Who am I to be skeptical? After all, they have done a fantastic job on the new ATS, it’s really smooth ridi....... oh...

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by chidino
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Hold on a minute. The article states construction isn’t going to begin on the satellites until 2022. What? The satellites need to be operational before the Global Terminal begins construction, which is scheduled for 2023. How on earth are they going to manage that? The satellites will need to be be...

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by chidino
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I hadn’t noticed that satellite 1 will be able to handle international arrivals before. Will these gates have dedicated customs facilities or a sterile tunnel back to the new T2 for processing ? If they have their own customs facilities it’s a huge win for UA and *A to have even more availability. ...

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by chidino
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The CDA just announced a few minutes ago that Skidmore, Owings, & Merril has been selected to design the satellite concourses. Kamin's column: https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/blair-kamin/ct-biz-ohare-expansion-kamin-0709-20190708-gv5wn3s6ofa3ff34vixfh4hjre-story.html CDA's press release:...

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by chidino
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Only thing left from that photo is relocation of Station #2: does anyone have photos, and what happens to fire protection at the west end? I don't know about ARFF at the west end; I'll leave that to people far more informed than me. I am, however, good at scouring websites, so here's your new Stati...

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by chidino
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Only thing left from that photo is relocation of Station #2: does anyone have photos, and what happens to fire protection at the west end?

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by chidino
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

F.H. Paschen, the contractor for (among other things) 9C/27C, posted a new photo back on June 13 of the final demolition for that runway on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/FHPaschen/photos/a.551446611558502/2216744131695400/?type=3&theater https://scontent.ford4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t...

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by chidino
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm currently (20:30 on Sat) sitting at the Wood Dale Metra station, so almost directly under approach to 10R. A parade of RJs, 737s and 319/320s... which I expect to see given 7500'. And then... an AF Cargo 777. I'm wondering if it was ATC or the French pilot just wants a short taxi. :stirthepot:

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by chidino
Fri May 17, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

According to this image of many months back, 9C/27C will be 11,245' in length and 9R/27L will be 11,260' with its extension. I should have known ORD would have planned things right. Kudos! Even better is how things line up on the western edge with the new runway and the extension of 9L/32R. This is...

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by chidino
Wed May 15, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

No offense taken, no worries. I do think you'd be surprised by how large cargo operations are at O'Hare. ORD is sixth in the country in cargo volume, third when you factor out MEM, SDF and ANC (which are cargo hubs first). ORD handed 1.862 million tons of freight in 2018; to put that in perspective,...

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by chidino
Tue May 14, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

... and how does a cargo airport like proposed Peotone affect Chicago tourism? I don't support Peotone, but the mayor-elect's concerns regarding Midway are not a issue with Peotone. But they are with the single biggest economic engine she has.

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by chidino
Mon May 13, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I see that Peotone has raised its ugly head again: https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/proposed-peotone-airport-back-business At the conclusion of that article, Greg added an addendum from the mayor-elect: "Midway is an incredible economic force for the Chicago’s Southwest Side....

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by chidino
Fri May 10, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I see that Peotone has raised its ugly head again: https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/proposed-peotone-airport-back-business At the conclusion of that article, Greg added an addendum from the mayor-elect: "Midway is an incredible economic force for the Chicago’s Southwest Side....

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by chidino
Wed May 08, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Peotone would not make any sense whatsoever. If the Chicagoland area was booming, sure, but the fact is the area has stagnated and as such, ORD and MDW provide more than adequate capacity for the foreseeable future, especially now that ORD is being reconfigured into a more efficient layout (ORD bei...

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by chidino
Mon May 06, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

.... I don't think it will be feasible to accomodate carriers by alliance until the Global Terminal is completed...which I am skeptical of the city's 5-6yr time frame. I am betting that is about a decade away. Your skepticism about that date is warranted: in the road show presentation by the city's...

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by chidino
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30943

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

:checkmark: Well said, both BA777FO and muralir. Thank you.

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by chidino
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

FWIW, I wrote Blair Kamin expressing some of the reservations that have been expressed about the T5 expansion. He did reply and said he would "check it out". While that doesn't guarantee anything -- and he didn't PROMISE :hissyfit: -- I can't imagine he looks at them and magically finds th...

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by chidino
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I can see the potential pedestrian logjam, as the gentleman from Airport Experience mentions. BUT, the city claims to have an out by noting: "Lauren Huffman, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Department of Aviation, stressed that the plan submitted by Gang and her team, Studio ORD Joint Venture Pa...

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by chidino
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The article I quoted was from “ Onemileatatime.com”. I’m sorry I still don’t know how to paste an article but if you google Ukraine International Chicago it should pop up. Here you go: https://onemileatatime.com/ukraine-international-airlines-expansion/ (It says "full editor" below the Qu...

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by chidino
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did I get struck by lightning?
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

Re: Did I get struck by lightning?

Since you're typing, I would guess the answer is 'no'. The plane, on the other hand... ;)

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by chidino
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Is there even a faint chance that something will be done in T1? Should UA do that? For starters, can they fix the restrooms, they are beyond awful. When you try to wash your hands, faucets are sprinkling so little water that you basically just rub all the soap into your skin. Drains in the sinks st...

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by chidino
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

It seems suspiciously like they're building the T5 extension with enough space in the front to eventually build out a real T6 with actual O&D facilities, maybe with the next expansion... That would make sense. After all, no need to re-route the roadway, APS, etc. if you're just going to fill it...

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by chidino
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

FWIW, the city also published the results of the public poll: Which design provides the best passenger experience at O’Hare, including amenities, accessibility, and aesthetics? City Residents All Respondents Team 1: Fentress-EXP-Brook-Garza 8% 11% Team 2: Foster Epstein Moreno JV 27% 27% Team 3: Stu...

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by chidino
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Just about to post this! Excellent pick in my opinion! Do we know who is the runner up? Because the runner up gets to design the island concourses correct? From Greg Hinz in Crain's: "Notably, the city did not yet name a designer for a smaller prize: an architect to work with Gang and build sa...

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by chidino
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Additionally, I'm not really liking the interior rendering: the seating area in the photo seems small and poorly-defined, and that communal stadium-seating (or whatever its called) is such a fad, that the rendering already seems dated (2013 called). Does anyone really want to sit where someone's sh...

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by chidino
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

IMO, a major problem with this new expansion of the Int'l Terminal is the lack of a CTA subway station in proximity to T5. International arrivals have to double back to other terminals to get to the CTA station which is then another haul from the APM station. I feel like the city could have easily ...

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by chidino
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

WGN news had a story last night about the South Suburban Airport and how the state's into it to the tune of $97 million.

https://wgntv.com/2019/03/13/few-projects-have-cost-more-and-produced-less-than-chicagos-phantom-third-airport/

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

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by chidino
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 129011

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

A couple of things discovered while looking over the RFQ for design & engineering of The Tunnel: Here's the "conceptual cross section" of the tunnel: https://i.postimg.cc/mr6jgKKs/tunnel.png The separate sterile corridor on the right is to collect int'l passengers from Satellite 1 only...

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