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Old March 9th, 2012, 12:51 AM   #41
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So its scaled down with the new budget? The renders still look great anyway.
I read about the complex luggage handling system they had at DEN..twas pretty impressive. Only been to it once tho. in transit.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 06:15 AM   #42
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Moar renders:

View from the train platforms inside the Public Transit Center:



View of the entry to the hotel from the Public Transit Center:



View looking southwest from the Public Plaza, with the existing Jeppesen Terminal on the right and the Westin Hotel on the left:


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Old March 9th, 2012, 01:58 PM   #43
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Does a mod want to combine the two threads for DIA that are in this forum?

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1421770
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Old March 12th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #44
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Probably the best looking American airport IMO.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 12:26 PM   #45
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Is there any image of the railway bridge that crosses over the taxyway in Denver airport?
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Old April 19th, 2012, 06:48 PM   #46
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Is the railroad station underconstruction? I would love to see trains serving Denver. I know denver is having a massive commuter rail construction project from Union Stations to various suburbs right now.
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Old April 20th, 2012, 12:21 PM   #47
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I love all the conspiracy theories about Denver International Airport. It was built by Satan!

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Old April 20th, 2012, 07:33 PM   #48
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Or theres a government built bunker underground.

Or anything Nazi related conspiracy.

Jesse Ventura even did a show about it.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 01:30 AM   #49
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With thousands of acres of land to spare, Denver International Airport is setting its sights on becoming what officials dub an "airport city"—an aerotropolis featuring logistics and trade facilities, hotels, retail, museums, schools and intermodal connections. The concept of an airport-oriented "city" is not new, but recently it has become a hot topic. Airports around the world are pondering ways to generate new revenue and revamp their public image from a departure point to be endured to a destination unto itself.

Memphis International Airport is an early example of the concept, with Fed-Ex as its anchor. However, officials envision airport cities that are not just logistics centers but virtual corporate headquarters and cities in their own right.

Large jets, globalization, tourism and the ever-increasing need for speedy delivery of goods and services are all factors that will spur the business model for carefully planned airport cities, said John Kasarda, the chairman of the "Airport Cities World Conference and Exhibition," held in Denver on April 25-27.

Noting that a third of total global trade—increasingly in the form of "perishables and light, high-tech products"—relies on airplanes, he calls airports the "fifth wave" of transportation-oriented development, after ports, canals, railroads and highways. Aviation Manager Kim Day says Denver International Airport's (DIA) master plan includes 16,000 acres for expansion, 8,700 acres for buffer and 94,000 acres for development, which will include facilities for biosciences, renewables, logistics, industrial, perishables and aeronautics.

Already under way, the $500-million south-terminal redevelopment will form one component of DIA's airport city, with a 500-room hotel to open in 2015 and a commuter rail station. The 25-mile corridor to downtown Denver will feature planned transit-oriented developments around future rail stations, Day adds. When the DIA was built in the 1980s, critics derided its 25-mile distance from downtown, Kasarda noted, adding, "It was actually forward-thinking."

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Old May 25th, 2012, 01:59 AM   #51
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Denver will finally see non-stop service to Asia once again (to Tokyo-Narita on United), after Korean Air's departure.

USA Today: United to fly Dreamliner on Denver-Tokyo route
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 06:55 AM   #52
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Seeds Planted For aerotropolis Around DIA



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By Jeremy P. Meyer , The Denver Post08/01/2012 - 6:46 PM EDT

It's not easy for a politician when the key economic idea of a campaign is something people don't understand or can't even spell. But that didn't hurt Michael Hancock, who in July won the Denver mayoral election and now is trying to educate the region about the importance of creating an aerotropolis around the Denver International Airport.

Still, when he talks about his plan, he gets confused looks and people asking, "an aero-what? That cracks me up," Hancock said recently.

An aerotropolis is a new urban design that places cities around a central airport rather than the old model of banishing airports to the town's edge. These airport-anchored communities created to serve the global marketplace have "all the features of a modern metropolitan city, with offices, hotels and exhibition halls," said John Kasarda, the nation's foremost aerotropolis evangelist.

Nevertheless, while other Denver mayors have overseen the creation of legacy projects such as DIA, the Colorado Convention Center and the Denver Art Museum — Hancock is staking his claim on something that might take decades to finish or might never happen at all.

But Hancock isn't alone in pursuing an aerotropolis. Lawmakers in Missouri are working on a bill to give $60 million in tax credits to shipping warehouses and manufacturers in an attempt to build an aerotropolis at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

Although other cities are trying to turn their airports into aerotropoli, DIA might have the best setup in the country for such a design. "It is a blank canvas," said Kasarda, a University of North Carolina professor and co-author of the book, "Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next. It has plenty of room," he said. "It's in the path of urban development; landholders have huge parcels of land; and it's got one of the best engines in the world in DIA, which is a growing airport that continued to grow during the downturn."

Even better, Kasarda said, the concept in Denver now has a cheerleader in Hancock, who thinks the city's commercial sector will continue to move toward the airport. "We have seen where unintended and unmanaged aerotropolis grow up," he said. "You will see a bunch of nightclubs, strip clubs and billboards. We do things differently and better in Denver. This is really our gift to ourselves, to create an economic opportunity."

DIA ripe for change

The idea of a DIA aerotropolis is not new. It has been in the minds of developers and city officials since the first jet flew off the tarmac.

But around DIA, commercial expansion has been slow. In the 16 years of DIA's existence, the airport has boosted passenger traffic, but business development — aside from a hotel and restaurant construction on Tower Road — has been virtually nonexistent. Several roadblocks have stood in the way.

Colorado is one of the worst exporting states in the country, international flights have not had success out of Denver, few light manufacturing companies operate here, and land around DIA is owned by multiple private parties. Plus, any land-use changes outside of the airport's boundaries would have to be approved by local governments that surround the airport — including Commerce City, Aurora, Brighton and Adams County.

But airport officials think, even during this economic slump, that the time is now to prepare. New development is already underway. A DIA rail station is expected to be finished by 2014 with a proposed 500-room Westin hotel above it.

Hancock has called the 22-mile Interstate 70 corridor between DIA and downtown an "economic development diamond in the rough," and he wants to make sure that development around the new rail stops are well-planned.

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Old August 3rd, 2012, 06:28 PM   #53
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Economic development is generally a good thing and absolutely a big airport can help drive a lot of that...but it sounds like encouraging sprawl. Orderly sprawl but sprawl. Of course that's almost a given when the airport is so far out.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 03:57 AM   #54
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Economic development is generally a good thing and absolutely a big airport can help drive a lot of that...but it sounds like encouraging sprawl. Orderly sprawl but sprawl. Of course that's almost a given when the airport is so far out.
They tried expanding Stapleton (the old Denver airport) years ago before DIA was built but neighborhood opposition to any expansion (which was despirately needed considering the fact that the old airport was prone to delays thanks to capacity issues) was so strong that it was decided that it was better to just relocate the airport 20 miles away so the facility could expand to accomodate present and future traffic volume later without any opposition. Anyways it should be noted that the airport will soon have a rail link to Downtown Denver as part of the East Line Fastraks project so it is possible that new TOD's could sprout in the area.

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Old August 18th, 2012, 08:24 AM   #55
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Volaris is set to start new nonstop service from Denver to Mexico City.

USA Today: Denver lands Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris

This will be the first year round service to Mexico City since the demise of Mexicana.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 12:37 PM   #56
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Denver Airport Raises $856 Million For Redevelopment Projects


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Denver International Airport (DIA) has sold $856 million of airport revenue bonds in a bid to finance its south terminal redevelopment programme and other capital improvement projects including a new train station and hotel.

In total, the bond sale will provide $394 million of funding for the projects and $462 million of refunding bonds to reduce debt service costs for the airport, while the entire $856 million will be repaid from future airport revenues.

The sale was conducted by a team of nine investment banks with Barclays serving as the lead firm for the transaction.

Some of the maturities were significantly oversubscribed due to the strong demand for the bonds from a broad cross-section of buyers from Colorado, along with national retail investors, bond funds, insurance companies, money managers and investment advisers.

Patrick Heck, chief financial officer at Denver International Airport, said: “This strong acceptance of DIA bonds demonstrates the market’s view of DIA as a financially strong airport with a great competitive position.”

The fund will be used to fund the redevelopment of the gateway’s South Terminal as well as for the construction of a new DIA train station and a Westin Hotel, which are both slated to open in 2015.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 09:35 AM   #57
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The South Terminal Redevelopment Program aims to reinvent the way Denver International Airport (DIA) connects to the city — providing travelers a swifter gateway to downtown Denver — while turning the airport into a travel destination. The project, an addition to the existing Jeppesen Terminal, will provide infrastructure and connections for future terminal expansion. Program elements include a new train station servicing the RTD FasTracks commuter rail connection to and from downtown, a new 500-key Westin hotel and conference center, and an outdoor public plaza linking the hotel, conference center and train station to the Jeppesen Terminal. Slated for 2015 completion, the airport seeks to improve passengers' travel experience before they take flight and after they land.

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The South Terminal Redevelopment Program aims to reinvent the way Denver International Airport (DIA) connects to the city — providing travelers a swifter gateway to downtown Denver — while turning the airport into a travel destination. The project, an addition to the existing Jeppesen Terminal, will provide infrastructure and connections for future terminal expansion. Program elements include a new train station servicing the RTD FasTracks commuter rail connection to and from downtown, a new 500-key Westin hotel and conference center, and an outdoor public plaza linking the hotel, conference center and train station to the Jeppesen Terminal. Slated for 2015 completion, the airport seeks to improve passengers' travel experience before they take flight and after they land.

How cool for Denver --- finally puts at least one US airport on par with most asian and middle east airports. The only thing that bugs me is why they have an outdoor train platform in a location that will be freezing cold 6 months of the year. Seems like a blaring oversight not to have all that fabulous architecture extend to the boarding platforms as well.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 07:58 AM   #59
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What is this anyone can explain?


Im new to this stuff so someone please explain.
those paintings looks creepy why on earth in a International airport. Seriously this airport is filled with intresting stuff. I would like to visit it.

by the way there is another thread made please someone join them to here we dont need 2.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...tional+airport
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Old December 24th, 2012, 08:15 AM   #60
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Interesting.
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