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Old February 28th, 2003, 06:04 PM   #201
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Old March 3rd, 2003, 07:50 PM   #202
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Now pasengers of Cathay Pacific can also used the KL Sentral City Air Terminal where they check in directly in KL SEntral as well like the Malaysia Airlines pasengers
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Old March 6th, 2003, 08:58 AM   #203
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nice pics HK skyline. thanks for the link
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Old March 11th, 2003, 03:57 AM   #204
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Pablo - don't quite understand this thing about the tallest control tower in the world. Why go for height at an airport where the surrounding area is flat. What's next??? The biggest computer chip???
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Old March 15th, 2003, 02:45 PM   #205
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<table cellpadding=4 cellspacing=0 width=98% class="quoteBox">
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<tr><td align=left valign=top>Pablo - don't quite understand this thing about the tallest control tower in the world. Why go for height at an airport where the surrounding area is flat. What's next??? The biggest computer chip???</td></tr>
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KLIA has 2 big runaways(4000m long) and it will grow within 30 yrs to come. There is a need for height to see the entire stretch and the take-off/landing activities.
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Old March 15th, 2003, 03:10 PM   #206
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<table cellpadding=4 cellspacing=0 width=98% class="quoteBox">
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<tr><td align=left valign=top>Pablo - don't quite understand this thing about the tallest control tower in the world. Why go for height at an airport where the surrounding area is flat. What's next??? The biggest computer chip???</td></tr>
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The world's fastest computer microprocessor or chip would be more appropraite . Nothing is impossible, that is our philosophy.
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Old March 15th, 2003, 07:10 PM   #207
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I've been there once. The service wasn't that great.
But the design is pretty cool.
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Old March 16th, 2003, 11:17 AM   #208
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As I have mentioned in another thread, 4000 metres is common. Changi is 4000 too. The height is obviously more to do with the entire area of the airport rather then the length of runways. And well....if you have the resources, why not add a bit more height to have another reason to trumpet to the world? :P

Anyway PhiloSurfer, a computer chip dosent get more advanced by being bigger......its the other way round. hehehe
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Old March 25th, 2003, 08:30 PM   #209
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<table cellpadding=4 cellspacing=0 width=98% class="quoteBox">
<td align=left valign=center> <smallfont> <b>Quote</B> <I>originally posted by PhiloSurfer </i></b> </smallfont> </td>
<tr><td align=left valign=top>Pablo - don't quite understand this thing about the tallest control tower in the world. Why go for height at an airport where the surrounding area is flat. What's next??? The biggest computer chip???</td></tr>
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Like what Huaiwei had said, the height is relative to the airport's large area that it covered. The current airport structure is only about a quarter of its fully expanded size and I believe it would be wise to built something that is future-proof rather than to have a short control tower and then built a taller one when need arises.

BTW even the current control tower had to be assisted by an apron control tower (yes another smaller control tower further away) which serves the air cargo flights.

Now KLIA has one satellite building but the future expansion would see it quadrupled to 4 satellite buildings and another main terminal building. That would require a lot of land and currently KLIA is the world's largest airport in terms of land size (to enable future expansion and to prevent housing and towns from creeping too near the airport).

hope that clears up the air......
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Old March 26th, 2003, 11:27 AM   #210
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<table cellpadding=4 cellspacing=0 width=98% class="quoteBox">
<td align=left valign=center> <smallfont> <b>Quote</B> <I>originally posted by szehoong </i></b> </smallfont> </td>
<tr><td align=left valign=top><table cellpadding=4 cellspacing=0 width=98% class="quoteBox">
<td align=left valign=center> <smallfont> <b>Quote</B> <I>originally posted by PhiloSurfer </i></b> </smallfont> </td>
<tr><td align=left valign=top>Pablo - don't quite understand this thing about the tallest control tower in the world. Why go for height at an airport where the surrounding area is flat. What's next??? The biggest computer chip???</td></tr>
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Like what Huaiwei had said, the height is relative to the airport's large area that it covered. The current airport structure is only about a quarter of its fully expanded size and I believe it would be wise to built something that is future-proof rather than to have a short control tower and then built a taller one when need arises.

BTW even the current control tower had to be assisted by an apron control tower (yes another smaller control tower further away) which serves the air cargo flights.

Now KLIA has one satellite building but the future expansion would see it quadrupled to 4 satellite buildings and another main terminal building. That would require a lot of land and currently KLIA is the world's largest airport in terms of land size (to enable future expansion and to prevent housing and towns from creeping too near the airport).

hope that clears up the air...... </td></tr>
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is there a plan or randering of the expansion?? i wonder how will KLIA look like in the future
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Old March 26th, 2003, 09:28 PM   #211
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TYW > Basically the expansion would be having the same design as the current buildings if everything goes according to plan. Just that the buildings would double or quadrupled that's all....hehe
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Old March 28th, 2003, 11:41 AM   #212
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That is my point precisely. It is not that this particular height is required, even for future requirements. It is that in Malaysia Boleh, everything must be superlative. It has to be the tallest in the world. My point is, an unnecessary tall tower in an airport is inviting accidents to happen. That's why I mentioned the biggest IC - to show how the pursuit of world record can lead to silliness. This is not pure speculation. If you just look at all the monuments erected in MY in the last decade, you will know what I mean. Tallest this, longest that, biggest this and what have you. Very soon they will come up with the world's biggest bonsai plant.
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Old March 28th, 2003, 01:47 PM   #213
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Er...PhiloSurfer, a super tall control tower...if it causes a plane to crash into it...it is probably suffering from severe power failure...

I get wat u mean lah....I remember there is this longest shopping mall over the river, for instance, and I dunno if it is existing already or not...plus other stuff that have slipped out of my consciousness. But to me, so long that they are economically viable, and are practical, there is nothing wrong with going for something monumental. Ie...if you build a super tall and can fill all the offices, u build a big mall and it becomes teeming with tenants and consumers, then why not. Some might be controversial, but well...that is all in the spirit of advancement and development, and basically of stirring the local people that certain limits are there to be broken.

I remember how when the OUB Centre was built in Singapore, and the then Westin Stamford was built, they were important phsychological markers for a still developing Singapore, and still are to many of us now. Every city developing too fast (within a generation) probably needs something to tell her citizens to wake up and do something. We have done it before, and so will they. If the whole of SEA sees more of such developments, and graps the attention of the money-rich foreign investors...we need not complain.
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Old April 2nd, 2003, 10:58 AM   #214
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szehoong, they should start construction soon so that i can visit the whole place when i go to KL. he he........

PhiloSurfer, i don't think they will build a tower tall enough to cause accidents, the government want more tourists to come to our country and don't want an accident to scare off the tourists!!
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Old April 2nd, 2003, 11:39 AM   #215
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just on a more of a common sense point-of-view........no one would be stupid enough to put a flight path over the control tower. They could even have the world's tallest building there and no plane would crash into it........
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Old April 5th, 2003, 04:06 PM   #216
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<table cellpadding=4 cellspacing=0 width=98% class="quoteBox">
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<tr><td align=left valign=top>just on a more of a common sense point-of-view........no one would be stupid enough to put a flight path over the control tower. They could even have the world's tallest building there and no plane would crash into it........ </td></tr>
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really?? i thought there is a limit for that height for planes not to crash into the tower
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