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3/7/16

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The Making of Mumbai's Terminal 2

Photo © Robert Polidori | Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd.

Source: Condé Nast Traveller

It’s not an easy task to build an all-new airport terminal, but doing so while the current airport is still fully operating and passengers are checking in, boarding and taking off like clockwork is even more difficult. That’s what happened as the integrated Terminal 2 (T2) at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport was being constructed—the existing half-moon shaped airport was still heavily in use. But this was only one of a series of hurdles during the build...

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the firm behind Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and the One World Trade Center in New York, created the design plan for a distinctive X-shaped structure, which allows for two-way docking of aircraft and passenger bays.

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