the controversy around the construction of the Berlin skandalflygplats ASK never seems to end. The new airport would open for traffic in 2012, but the inauguration has been postponed so many times that most people lost count. The reason for the delay is a series of mistakes, poor workmanship and glädjekalkyler.
The latest bid is that the airport will open in October 2020, eight years after the original grand opening party had to be cancelled.
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against that project may be further delayed. According to an internal report by the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel has taken some of the problems are more extensive than what had previously been known. The whole 11.519 errors left to fix, only what applies to cables which in the event of a fire, regulating the lighting and power supply. This means that the errors are four times as many as what they are responsible previously communicated.Photo: Nicklas Thegerström
Equally ominous is the information that it may require more radical measures to get to grips with the many problems. ”To remedy these shortcomings is, in our opinion, associated with high staff costs, but also a large number of dismantling”, it says in the 61 pages long protocol as the newspaper.
To dismantle or tear down parts of an airport that is not yet finished, can sound drastically. But it is not the first time that the demolition is lifted, as a last stopgap measure.Photo: Nicklas Thegerström
created the ceo of the German flygjätten Lufthansa headlines when he predicted that the airport would be evened with the ground. It was not intended that the statement would reach the public.
"My forecast is: it will be torn down and built up again," said Thorsten Dirk then, according to the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Responsible for the construction stresses that disassembly (in German rückbauen) should not be interpreted as demolition.
the airport that never gets finished, has shaken the German self-image. When DN in april last year, met the manager of the airport, the professor and the engineer Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, he noted that ”this is no pride of German engineers”.
But he promised that the airport would open in 2020.
" I am convinced that we can do it, he said.
" We have planned enough time to meet the deadline. Also for such events that we currently cannot predict.
even then, there were many who had weevil if that schedule would hold. Now, the most against that the promise is broken.
”the Deadline is endangered because of the unfinished systems”, hitting the report states. It is primarily about deficiencies in the systems that govern the fire protection and sprinkleranläggningarna. By the last day of July in the year have all the errors be fixed on the safety systems to have time to be assessed and approved in time.
Responsible for flygplatsbygget hold on to the airport shall be open for traffic in October 2020.
It remains to be seen who is right.