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Old December 2nd, 2005, 06:43 PM   #21
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No it isn't great . It is a boring and uninspired typical British warehouse of a building . It has nothing to do with wanting ' theme park' buildings but everything to do with wanting buildings that are of architectural merit and are interesting/pleasing to look at , particularly where such things are national/international/major airports or any other such high profile buildings .

This building is mundane and lazy .
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 11:36 PM   #22
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Its great that its so huge, but i dont like the design. In todays world for a developed and rich like UK, i would expect something better, more architecturally pleasing. Something like Beijing's new terminal under construction.
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Old December 10th, 2005, 06:50 PM   #23
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Heathrow Terminal 5 Workers To Strike Dec 16-20
9 December 2005

LONDON (Dow Jones)--Construction workers building the new terminal five at London's Heathrow airport are to strike from December 16 to Dec. 20 over a pay dispute, trade unions the Transport & General Workers' Union and GMB said Friday.

Heathrow airport is owned and operated by BAA PLC (BAA.LN).

Union members have rejected an offer covering a bonus payment scheme from contractor Laing O'Rourke Group (LOR.YY). Laing O'Rourke employs 850 of the 1,500 civil engineering staff on the Terminal Five site.

Discussions are still underway on the bonus payments with two other employers at the site: Amec PLC (AMEC.LN) and Balfour Beatty PLC (BBY.LN).

Further days of industrial action are possible, the T&G and GMB unions said.

Speaking on a conference call with analysts, BAA Chief Executive Mike Clasper said he's not overly concerned by the action as the construction phase of the project is far ahead of schedule.

"We can take a balanced view of these sort of pressures," he said.

Terminal 5, which is due to open in 2008, is BAA's most important project and will help relieve congestion at the west London airport.

British Airways PLC (BAB) will move all its Heathrow operations into the new facility.
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