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Old July 21st, 2011, 05:31 AM   #21
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Old July 30th, 2011, 07:36 AM   #24
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Third solar power plant completed at Denver airport

Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) and Denver International Airport (DIA) have completed a new 4.4-megawatt, ground-mounted solar power system.

Constellation Energy built, owns and maintains the solar installation, and DIA will purchase the electricity produced by the system over a 20-year period.

It is the third large-scale solar project for DIA, bringing the airports total amount of hosted solar power to more than 8 megawatts the most solar generation at a commercial airport in the United States.

In honor of the solar projects completion, a celebration and ribbon-cutting were held at DIA yesterday.

With the addition of this solar facility, Denver International Airports three solar array systems now produce approximately six percent of the airports total power requirements, said Kim Day, aviation manager for DIA.

We support alternative energy applications at DIA because these projects are good for the environment while positively impacting our bottom line; they are financially sustainable. This airport was built with a goal of being green, and with this additional solar array, Denver International Airport now has one of the largest solar installations in North America.

The system is expected to supply approximately 7,000 megawatt-hours of electricity to DIA each year, utilizing approximately 19,000 Yingli Solar photovoltaic panels.

Generating the same amount of electricity using non-renewable sources would result in the release of more than 5,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data.

Denver-based solar development firm Oak Leaf Energy Partners originally developed the project; its third at DIA. Oak Leaf has developed 27 commercial and utility scale solar projects in Colorado, totaling over 35 megawatts of production.

Quanta Services (NYSE:PWR) Intermountain Electric, which installed and manages DIAs 2 MW and 1.6 MW solar facilities, installed the 4.4 MW project. Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE) supplied the photovoltaic panels for the project.

Constellation Energy currently owns and operates approximately 95 megawatts of solar installations that have been completed or are under construction for customers throughout the United States.

By structuring its solar projects as power purchase agreements, Constellation Energy requires no upfront capital from its customers and is able to provide power at a fixed cost that is less than projected market rates.
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Old August 8th, 2011, 06:52 AM   #25
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Denver International Airport unveils more modest security screening


A TSA employee demonstrates an imaging technology scan at a TSA facility in Arlington, Va., in 2009. DIA unveiled a new security system Friday that avoids such a detailed picture of a passenger's body and instead shows what looks like a chalk outline. (Bloomberg News file )

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Airline passengers will have more privacy around their privates now that a genderless image of their bodies will replace the previous display from controversial full-body scans.

The Transportation Security Administration on Friday unveiled new security checkpoint machines at Denver International Airport that will obscure details of a passenger's body and instead show what looks like a chalk outline.

"They were graphic, no doubt about it," TSA area director Pat Ahlstrom said of the old scans. "Now, they don't have to be concerned that a private image will be viewed by a TSA officer."

The machines detect explosives, plastics, metals or anything else that is foreign to the body.

TSA volunteers walked through the machines Friday with cellphones in pockets and earrings on to demonstrate how the screeners work.

Yellow boxes pop up along the body outlines on a computer screen, alerting security screeners where they need to search.

The new system will help passengers avoid a full-body patdown because a screener will know exactly where to look to find the source of the alert, Ahlstrom said.


A TSA worker used to sit alone in a room analyzing nude images with blurred faces of passengers and would then radio back to agents at the line to alert them to any contraband.

This was done to maintain the privacy of people going through the checkpoint.

DIA closed those private scanning rooms because the new images resembling the outline of a gingerbread man (or woman, you really can't tell) will no longer have to be concealed.

Ahlstrom predicted losing the private room would free up personnel and save money, and would also move the passenger line along faster.

The new technology, called Automated Target Recognition, is being implemented nationwide, but DIA is one of the first airports to get it.


Colorado Springs Airport will obtain the software in a few months, and airport on the Western Slope will follow.

Ahlstrom said the new software cost $2.7 million to implement nationwide on 241 scanners.

He said the TSA is aware that passengers are concerned not only with privacy but with exposure to radiation.

The machines at DIA do not give off radiation, but there are still some backscatter X-ray scanners that do in other airports across the country.

Passengers may always request to have a patdown or alternative screening method instead of going through the machines if they are concerned about safety or if they have physical limitations, said DIA spokeswoman Carrie Harmon.

TSA always intended to use the more amorphous image on security screeners, but they were forced to roll out the old system early because of the failed bombing of a Northwest Airlines plane on Christmas Day 2009.

The would-be bomber had explosives sewn into his underwear.

"We haven't been attacked that way since Christmas Day," Ahlstrom said
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Southwest posts best on-time rate of DIA's big 3 airlines
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Southwest AirlinesbizWatch posted the best on-time arrival rate among the three busiest carriers at Denver International Airport in June, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported.

It was the first time in 21 months that a DIA "big 3" carrier other than United Airlines posted the best monthly on-time rate.

United is DIA's biggest carrier by passenger counts, and Southwest is No. 2. Third is Denver-hubbed Frontier AirlinesbizWatch . The three combined account for three-quarters of DIA passenger traffic.

In June, Southwest's 4,449 flights into DIA arrived on time 84.3 percent of the time, DOT's latest Air Travel Consumer Report said. Frontier's 3,543 inbound flights arrived on time 82.9 percent of the time, and United's 4,141 flights arrived 80.0 percent of the time.

The DIA on-time-arrival average for all airlines was 80.8 percent.

Through May, United's on-time arrival rate at DIA was the best among the big 3 carriers every previous month going back to October 2009.

In June 2010, the on-time arrival rates were 83.9 percent for United, 81.9 percent for Frontier and 81.7 percent for Southwest. The DIA average was 79.7 percent.

United's rates do not include United Express flights provided by other carriers. Nor do United's rates include Continental AirlinesbizWatch , with which it recently merged but is still flying under its own name.

DOT considers a flight arriving within 15 minutes of its scheduled arrival to be on time.

Of all DIA airlines, the best on-time-arrival rate in June was by Alaska AirlinesbizWatch , with its 142 arrivals scoring a 94.4 percent on-time rate.

US Airways had DIA's lowest on-time-arrival rate in June of airlines with 100 or more arrivals, at 70.2 percent, DOT said.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 06:16 AM   #29
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Icelandair to start service from Denver begining in May.

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Quincy, MA, September 14, 2011 – Icelandair, the flagship carrier of Iceland since 1937, will begin service from Denver next spring with four flights a week to Reykjavik, Iceland. Denver will become Icelandair’s ninth North American gateway and on May 11, 2012, flight # 670 will commence service from Denver International Airport with non-stop flights to Reykjavik on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Through its hub in Iceland, Icelandair offers non-stop flights to over 20 destinations in Scandinavia, The U.K. and Continental Europe, with the fastest elapsed time to all the Scandinavian capitals.

“We were thrilled to choose Denver from a short-list of potential new gateway cities, as we feel it is a natural fit for Icelandair. Denverites will love the nature, lifestyle and culture of Iceland, while Icelanders will feel at home with the landscape, active lifestyle, and independent philosophy in Denver,” said Birkir Holm Gudnason, C.E.O of Icelandair.

Thorsteinn Egilsson, General Manger of Icelandair the Americas continued, “Savvy travelers of Denver will now have a fresh alternative when traveling to Europe. Icelandair is happy to enter this city with competitive airfares and convenient routes to Iceland and onward.”

During the Sixties and Seventies, Icelandair was known as the “backpacker airline” and was the airline of choice for many college students because of its low fares and convenient flight paths. Today, Icelandair sports a new look, three cabins of service, leather seats throughout, personal in-flight entertainment centers for all passengers and is still recognized as a value airline, with the most convenient routes to Europe.

“We are elated to have been chosen as Icelandair’s ninth North American market,” said Kim Day, Aviation Manager for Denver International Airport. “As the fifth-busiest airport in the United States, Denver International Airport serves more than 160 destinations nonstop. Our airport is not only the gateway to the beautiful state of Colorado, but is also a strong U.S. hub, providing easy access to many points beyond Denver.”

Denver International Airport is conveniently situated for serving the metropolitan area and will also act as a hub for the many domestic carriers that offer easy connections into Denver.

“I am looking forward to the relationship between the City of Denver and Icelandair, and to personally welcoming the first flight from Reykjavik,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “This flight will allow us to continue to bring new global opportunities to Colorado and to stimulate growth in our economy. It will also open our doors to new markets and allow our business and leisure travelers originating in Denver to enjoy an easy one-stop connection to Scandinavia, the U.K. and Europe.”

To celebrate service from the Mile-High City, Icelandair is offering the Mile-High Getaway to Iceland starting from $679* per person.


Whether you are a first-time visitor or a regular adventure seeker, travelers of this special will enjoy round-trip airfare, two nights hotel at the newly refurbished Icelandair Natura, early check-in with welcome breakfast on arrival, a Reykjanes Peninsula and Golden Circle Tour, highlighting Iceland’s natural wonders, and a peek at the world famous Blue Lagoon.

In addition to Denver, Icelandair, offers non-stop service to Iceland from Boston, New York-JFK, Seattle, and seasonal service from Washington, D.C., Minneapolis - St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, Halifax and Toronto. Connections through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to over 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe. Icelandair also allows passengers to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.

Additional information about Icelandair fares and packages to Iceland and onward is available at www.icelandair.us or by calling (877) I-FLY-ICE.
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Old December 13th, 2011, 12:18 PM   #30
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If the five concourses get built out, the arrangement will be similar to Atlanta's airport (Denver's midfield design was based on Atlanta's). Atlanta's airport handles over 85 million passengers per annum, while Denver's built-out concourses may handle roughly that same number (currently it handles around 50 million). Concourses B and C are not connected by walkway and are only accessible by train.
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 07:25 PM   #31
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Some plan updates on the South Terminal Expansion and Transit Hub

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Architect Santiago Calatrava can still be seen in modified plans for DIA
Posted: 01/18/2012 01:00:00 AM MST
Updated: 01/18/2012 03:18:27 PM MST By Ray Mark Rinaldi
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The modified plan, left, of Santiago Calatrava's design, right, utilizes clear glass instead of white steel, which is Calatrava's trademark. Gone are Calatrava's boney structural support elements that made the transit station and hotel lobby look much like the inside of a giant dinosaur skeleton.Webs of steel replace that aspect of the design. (Special to The Denver Post)

Regrouping after the abrupt departure of renowned architect Santiago Calatrava last year, Denver International Airport officials will unveil a modified plan for a new hotel and transit hub today that keeps the Spanish designer's horizontal fins but omits his signature flourishes.

The new design is more of a box than the bird Calatrava envisioned. Gone are the rounded, white-tipped wings that made the original concept delicate and graceful. In their place: muscular 14-story walls of glass that thrust upward and, on each side, outward at about a 45-degree angle.

Also gone are Calatrava's boney structural support elements that made the transit station and hotel lobby look much like the inside of a giant dinosaur skeleton. Instead, the new designers have created webs of steel that form canopies to welcome trains and guide passengers from the addition to the main DIA building.

The changes were worked out under a detailed agreement with Calatrava, who left the project in September after the budget was cut to $500 million from $650 million, a figure he said could not fund his vision.

DIA was allowed to keep the architect's basic plan but not those touches that define his work. Calatrava has built his worldwide reputation on a pointed, swanlike elegance and his trademark color of white.

The new design, as amended by two firms, Gensler and Anderson Mason Dale Architects, is dominated by clear glass rather than white steel. And while it may not be as finessed, it is still a modern expression that fits in with design of DIA, one of the city's most popular buildings, designed by Denver architect Curtis Fentress.

Calatrava was paid $12.9 million for his conceptual design work.

The reconfigured 700,000-square-foot complex maintains the same two main functions. The 500-room hotel will allow DIA to offer on-site overnight accommodations to travelers, while the train station has the ability to handle the thousands of commuters expected to arrive by rail as RTD completes it FasTracks system.

DIA airport manager Kim Day said Tuesday that the rethinking allowed the airport to fine-tune a few issues with the original scheme and to expand the vision for what the building can be. Passengers at the busy airport will be happy to learn the new plan allows the immediate addition of nine more TSA security gates, bringing the total to 41.

It also makes space for a football field-size plaza between the train station and the hotel that Day hopes will host farmer's markets, fairs and concerts and transform the airport grounds into a civic plaza that draws people who aren't boarding planes.

The design also maintains the center dip in Calatrava's original facade, preserving a fifth-floor hotel bar with great views of the original, tented DIA building as well as the downtown Denver cityscape.

"This will be the place to be," Day said.

The project is scheduled for completion in late 2015.


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DIA asking city to OK new design for South Terminal
Denver Business Journal by Cathy Proctor, Reporter
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 2:20pm MST - Last Modified: Wednesday, January 18, 2012,

...DIA said in an announcement that the new architectural design team led by Gensler .. Architects, along with AndersonMasonDale Architects maintained all of the critical elements and refined the original Calatrava rendering, removing signature elements that were unique to his vision.

DIA said the design changes include:

A reduction in the overall square footage;

A reduction in the size of the train station and the amount of structural steel planned for that project;

The train station platform canopy has been extended, and its shape and look-and-feel have been revised;

The hotel will be one floor shorter than the original and has a more efficient design;

The current design will be built to meet a $500 million budget, rather than the original estimated cost of $650 million.

This design affords us a number of efficiencies and cost savings and is still visually stunning, said Aviation Manager Kim Day in a statement. We are still on track to turn the train station over to RTD for testing at the start of 2014, and open our new hotel in 2015.

DIA said the South Terminal project is expected to create nearly 1,000 jobs, including 600 to 700 construction and design jobs and 250 permanent hotel jobs. When complete, its expected to generate about $2 million in annual tax revenues for the citys general fund.
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Southwest Aerial


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Hotel Lobby Interior (notice roof material)


Convention Center Interior


Hotel Pool & Fitness Interior

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--$28.79 Fares (each way based on roundtrip purchase)* Available at Spirit.com--

Based on $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees*

MIRAMAR, Fla., Feb. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) today announced that it will start non-stop service from Denver International Airport to the carrier's four largest bases. On May 3, 2012, Spirit will begin offering non-stop service from Denver to Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas, with connections available to 29 additional cities throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America.

Spirit's new service includes:
• daily service between Denver and Chicago O'Hare
• daily service between Denver and Dallas/Fort Worth with a second daily flight starting on May 17, 2012
• daily service between Denver and Fort Lauderdale
• twice daily service between Denver and Las Vegas.

To celebrate, Spirit is offering $28.79 fares, which is a $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees,* between Denver and the four new cities of Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas (each way based on roundtrip purchase) available today and tomorrow at www.spirit.com.

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I'm going to link to the high resolution renderings DenverInfill obtained of this project. Because that's what all we denver posters do.









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Project update. Calatrava has left the project. The bridge has been cancelled. the budget has been cut to $500 million. Construction is getting underway. The rail line is about a year into construction. Below are the newest renderings.









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Sweeeeeet design. Wow.
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he underground train system, however, will have to be extended. Concourse E will require moving a United Airlines hangar.
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Service to Reykjavik, Iceland beginns May 11, 2012

I wonder how that route can survive ?
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