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Gensler Proposes Floating Thames Airport to Ease Airport Congestion in London

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 07, 2012 01:05 AM
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by Beth Buczynski last modified Sep 06, 2012

Suffering from crippling congestion at its famous Heathrow Airport, the British government recently put out a call for a modern design solution. Gensler, an international architectural firm that’s designed hotels and stadiums around the world, recently unveiled its pitch: a floating airport that would be built not on the shoreline, but right in the middle [...]




 

 

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Suffering from crippling congestion at its famous Heathrow Airport, the British government recently put out a call for a modern design solution. Gensler, an international architectural firm that’s designed hotels and stadiums around the world, recently unveiled its pitch: a floating airport that would be built not on the shoreline, but right in the middle of the River Thames. Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time architects have suggested a floating airport in the very same location, but there might be good reason why such an idea has never come to pass.

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