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Heathrow Airport Needs Tightrope Walkers Just To Change Its Lightbulbs

Heathrow Airport Needs Tightrope Walkers Just To Change Its Lightbulbs

Heathrow’s Terminal Five was designed to be a soaring, light-filled tribute to the wonders of flight. Five years into its life though, 60 per cent of its lightbulbs are burned out — because there’s been no safe or cost-effective way to change them. Now, officials say they’ve found a solution:…

A Concorde Family Reunion

A Concorde Family Reunion

While it was an abject financial, engineering, and public relations nightmare, the Concorde was certainly a beautiful, beautiful machine. And up until the 1988 gathering at Heathrow Airport, pictured here, they had never been photographed together in such great numbers.

Why: Heathrow Airport Terminal 5’s High Tech Failings

Why: Heathrow Airport Terminal 5’s High Tech Failings

London Heathrow airport’s latest building, Terminal 5, launched last month after almost two decades of planning, US$8.5 billion dollars in cost, and 100 million hours in manpower. It is a glass and concrete and steel marvel, the largest free standing building in the UK, with over 16 kms in suitcase…