Population growth spurns airport innovation in Japan

Japan’s Spectacular Floating Airports Travelcounsellors.co.uk 6/3/08

“At present there are four such constructions in Japan (there are also examples in Hong Kong and Macau), each built on its own artificial island offshore and each backed by the community it serves. The first of these incredible engineering wonders to be built, and the first of its kind in the world, was Kansai International Airport in Osaka Bay… In total the project has so far cost around $20 billion but has already saved some expense by surviving both an earthquake and a typhoon in the last 15 years, in addition to being open 24 hours a day due to its location.”

Related: Shibuya subway station

Posted by Chris

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