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Airports of the future: New design for airport runway above city streets of Stockholm

Old 19th Jul 2015, 05:33
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Airports of the future: New design for airport runway above city streets of Stockholm

The travel section of the local newspaper managed to run this and keep a straight face:
Airports of the future: New design for airport runway above city streets of Stockholm

"Sutton admitted that aviation technology was not yet advanced enough to allow for his design but said that the industry had to change to cope with demand and become more environmentally friendly."

I can't help feeling that out in the paddocks outside a city is a far more "environmentally friendly" place to have an aviation mishap, never mind the routine aspects of aviation, than smack in the middle of a city full of people and expensive, resource intensive infrastructure.
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Whenever I see these utopian architectural designs for 'somewhere in the future' I'm always impressed, visually at least, but as always the realities of human behaviour haven't been factored in beyond the blue sky thinking of the architects Going on projections of 70 years ago, we should by rights be bumbling around in hover cars like the Jetsons, flitting between towering edifices and materialising nourishment from robotic servants…..and yet in 2015 here we are with much of 70years ago still visible aside from new towns. The crazy pace of new build apartment complexes in London, for example, provides a visually interesting vision of the future, yet the reality is, once inhabited, the glass fronted luxury apartments become stuffed with the detritus of our lives, crushing the beautiful lines of the architects, the wind howling through the manmade canyons looking sombre in comparison to the promotional images of leisure plazas with smiling happy people that enticed the buyers in the first place.

Could you imagine if there was an airport running through a conurbation ? The noise and pollution would provide a feast for the medical profession and how would they inhibit the urge of little children and socially inept adults to drop litter which would create a FODfestival and headaches for the airline bods


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I hope no one paid the persons responsible for this 80 year old fantasy. I think this was promulgated in "Amazing Stories" sometime in the 1930's. What a waste of effort.


I call this - Getting out of Dodge".


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Isn't, wasn't, there an automatic tram way above street level with the track passing in to department stores so you could hop on, hop off shop?
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Old 19th Jul 2015, 07:01
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"Sutton admitted that aviation technology was not yet advanced enough to allow for his design



Er, he needs to check history:

King?s Cross Airport | Darkest London


"His" scheme is ridiculous !
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Not the only one, either:

rooftop airports | Modern Mechanix

Seems like above-city airport schemes were common in the 30s.
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They've got it all wrong - the solution to the noise is to put the runways underground . . .
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The students at Bartlett School of Architecture in London were asked to develop a utopian dream for their final year project.
I hope if he manages to get a job anywhere he sticks to designing for the real world, but I don't hold out much hope.
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Munich is unlikely to go for it:
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Old 19th Jul 2015, 16:49
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
Whenever I see these utopian architectural designs for 'somewhere in the future' I'm always impressed, visually at least, but as always the realities of human behaviour haven't been factored in beyond the blue sky thinking of the architects
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During my time as a mechanical design engineer, I was periodically faced with schemes penned by 'stylists' that were impossible to translate into reality due to a failure by the styling 'designers' to understand mechanical movement.

What rankled was that the Styling Department changed their name to Design Department.
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Old 19th Jul 2015, 19:06
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In fairness the chap obviously knows that Utopia was fictional.
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They've got it all wrong - the solution to the noise is to put the runways underground . . .
that's done already. Some call it subway?
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They show the lack of grip of reality by placing this fantasy in Stockholm. The politicos are killing the city airport as we speak since they need to sell the land to build residential areas.
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The same goes for London: the Thames is now virtually walled in on either side by towers of expensive flats and offices.

I have jokingly suggested that the only way left to provide more "river view" properties is to build across the Thames and give these new properties glass floors. The roof could be the airport!
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G-CPTN wrote
They've got it all wrong - the solution to the noise is to put the runways underground . . .
There has been talk of such things...

North Korea Constructs "Underground Runway"- Daily NK
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Isn't, wasn't, there an automatic tram way above street level with the track passing in to department stores so you could hop on, hop off shop?
Do you mean like this one in Kuala Lumpur?


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17 posts and still not a word about a conveyer belt!
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17 posts and still not a word about a conveyer belt!
That how the North Koreans launches aircraft out of that not very cleverly hidden underground runway.
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What about São Paolo ?
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