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Old August 8th, 2017, 08:18 PM   #261
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This video is in Spanish, but basically says that foundation works of the terminal building, control tower and runways have begun.

Please change thread status from PRO to U/C or where can I request for that?
And can we also make it "Mexico City New International Airport"? No matter how many times I read it, it still looks like "New Mexico" like "Oh look, Albuquerque is getting a new airport!"
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Old August 8th, 2017, 10:03 PM   #262
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If a "New Mexico city" existed you may have a point, but as said city doesn't exist..

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What about getting rid of the "U/C" or "PRO" tags?, I don't see any other thread with them (not even "BER | Berlin Brandenburg Airport").
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Old August 9th, 2017, 12:17 AM   #263
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Please change the tag to U/C.
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Old August 9th, 2017, 01:25 AM   #264
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And can we also make it "Mexico City New International Airport"? No matter how many times I read it, it still looks like "New Mexico" like "Oh look, Albuquerque is getting a new airport!"
I totally agree with you. Seems that is about New Mexico, USA instead of Mexico.

I suggest to change the title to:

MEX | Mexico City New International Airport | U/C

Where is the guy that should do that??????
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Old August 9th, 2017, 02:14 AM   #265
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same, i tought this was a New Mexico state thread!
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Old August 9th, 2017, 02:52 AM   #266
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No the initial MEX makes reference to the country?
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Old August 9th, 2017, 08:18 PM   #267
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At what point this thread will come to Under Construction? Because several works seem well under way.
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Old August 28th, 2017, 12:33 PM   #268
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Updates from ICA Foundation's FB and Twitter accounts and posted originally on the respective Mexican thread by IbeMo:
























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Old September 1st, 2017, 12:44 AM   #269
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Rendering of Mexico City New International Airport:
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 03:05 AM   #270
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Old September 8th, 2017, 04:58 AM   #271
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Old September 14th, 2017, 05:15 PM   #272
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From the Mexican forum,

The photos are from ICA´s FB and TW and were posted by IBeMo

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Fotos del FB y TW de Fundación ICA, se ven trabajos en las losas y la primera grúa montada y al parecer obras en las bases de los funiles.















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Old September 15th, 2017, 09:09 PM   #273
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Old September 16th, 2017, 11:55 PM   #274
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The jury is out over the wisdom of building a new terminal in a bog , especially in terrain at risk of soil liquefaction if there is an earthquake.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ject-bogs-down

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The site sits atop an old waterlogged lake bed that requires some major engineering might to tame.

Before work could even begin, the 12,400-acre parcel had to be paved with tezontle, a reddish volcanic rock. The runways will need three more coats, plus two layers of basalt, that will sink about two meters into the ground, squeezing out whatever water is left in the soggy earth so that the runways are strong enough to absorb the impact of landing planes day after day.
mmmm yah. It might work and then again.

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Lake Texcoco deposits comprise up to 500m of soft clays that become progressively stiffer below about 30m depth, and are interbedded with silts and sands of variable mineralogy, diatom content, density, stiffness and permeability. Groundwater is extracted for the public water supply from wells below 120m depth.

Since 1930 there has been regional surface subsidence of about 8 to 10m, with current settlement rates being about 20 cm/year in the vicinity of the site. The softest soils have a void ratio of about 6, a water content around 250%, a plasticity index of abou 200% and an effective stress friction angle of over 40° in compression. Engineering properties of the soil in this area of continuing consolidation and subsidence present something of a moving target.
So the whole thing is a 500m deep jelly and the top 30m is a very very soft jelly even with ongoing groundwater abstraction at 120m + and one that subsides every year. And airport terminals are heavy right????!!!
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Old September 17th, 2017, 03:10 AM   #275
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60% of the city, including the old airport, is built on what you call "500m deep jelly and the top 30m is a very very soft jelly" (I can tell you are a geologist ). The other 40% of the city is built on hills so no airport can be build there. The entire valley of Mexico (including all the other sites considered for the airport) is an alluvial plain.

MEX is also far from being the only airport built on challenging soil: Suvarnabhumi Airport was built on an actual swamp; Osaka, Kobe and Hong Kong's airports were build on land reclaimed from bays (i.e. there's sand underneath them).
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Old September 17th, 2017, 11:50 PM   #276
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60% of the city, including the old airport, is built on what you call "500m deep jelly and the top 30m is a very very soft jelly" (I can tell you are a geologist ).
Yah but with soil liquefaction (that _is_ a technical term) the bigger the building the more the risk from liquefaction....and the airport terminal will be one of the biggest buildings in Mexico City being 1.5km long. Hopefully it will merely move 50m here and there in an earthquake.....but in the one piece.
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Old September 18th, 2017, 08:32 AM   #277
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Soil liquefaction is not a problem in Mexico city, for that you need soil with way more non-consolidated sand.
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Old September 18th, 2017, 06:05 PM   #278
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Old October 2nd, 2017, 03:47 AM   #279
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TERMINAL BUILDING


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Old October 3rd, 2017, 03:00 AM   #280
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August & September Update


Foundation Piles

First of all, during the second week of August the final foundation pile for the Terminal Building was placed. This completes all foundation piles for all 3 mayor buildings (Control Tower, Terminal Building and Ground Transportation Center).





Ground Transportation Center

The foundation slab has been started. The tender for the actual building is a bit behind, should be awarded before year's end.







Control Tower

The foundation slab is complete. This tower is mainly steel so it should rise pretty quickly.











Terminal Building

This foundation slab is gaining speed by the minute. On the slab you can already see two circular bases where the large cones that support the roof will be anchored.











Runways

Runways 2 & 3 are about halfway covered with basalt, which acts as the first layer of the preload system.













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