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Manchester Airport Transformation Programme - Terminal 2 work only

Discussion in 'Manchester' started by User001, Feb 24, 2016.

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    User001 Platinum Member

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    There is a monthly time lapse that I did post in the original thread, can't remember if it got copied over. There is a delay in the August and sept Ones but will post when they are available
     
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    And the west pier of T2 starts to tumble:

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    Thanks to 'citizenKris' on the Twittersphere.
     
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    Another view courtesy of 'EGCCinsider'

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    [​IMG]

    This is the same as what will be installed at MAN T2
     
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    Does anyone know why the piers are not a bit longer to reach the last couple of stands on each.
     
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    Excellent! I hate the closed in feel of the current piers. Much prefer glass sides.

    In answer to Comet's question, the only justifications I can think of are: cost, flexibility (less structure close to the taxiway); and the potential utility of having walk on gates at the end which can be loaded from the ground level?
     
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    The glass sided bridges are so much nicer for the passenger experience too, no walking down stuffy dark tunnels.
     
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    One of them would look very nice at CWL!
     
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    [​IMG]

    Not the best shot but had to pick someone up and took this to give the depth of the pier.

    So much construction work in this area, it was unreal!
     
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    Thanks for posting that. I'm trying to understand whether the white structure in the mid-distance is part of the main Pier structure?
     
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    It is part of the pier. Some sections seem to be white, others dark grey. Not sure what the reasoning is behind it, though.
     
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    Good picture user, shows the scale of the build. Is the current T2 behind the darker grey structure then?
     
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    T2 is out of shot to the left.
     
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    Ah now I see, so the darker grey structure is the pier with the picture taken towards the apron and the lighter structure being the terminal extension. Many thanks.
     
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    Looks much wider than I expected!

    If the white bit isn't part of the pier, it won't be part of the main terminal extension because it doesn't go that far. It might be the connector to the pier.
     
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    Yeah I wanted to capture the shot as I haven't seen any pictures from this angle that show the width of the pier. As said, it's wider than I expected!

    The demolition of T2 was well advanced, it was now past the first 'pepper pot' gate stairwell (the grey bit connecting the gates to the terminal), was surreal seeing that stood by itself as the terminal had retreated.

    The piling rigs for the new bulk of T2 were bloody huge too, must have to be going down some depth!
     
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    As has been said by others the width of the Pier is far greater than I had imagined.

    When the original plans were made available a few people thought that the piers seemed to be rather cheap and nasty. Now I know that it is still early days, but what are your thoughts at this stage? Plenty of room for holding lounges? Room for travelators?

    To me it is good to now see planning that allows separation of inbound and outbound flows - something that was not really possible in the old piers of T1 due to the changes caused to security by political intervention.
     
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    I don't think travellators are planned in the pier, and the link to them (where travellators are planned) is much narrower.

    If they are glass walled (roofed?) and light and airy they'll do me. I expect Pier 1 to be a smaller one than the others.
     

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