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Airport Düsseldorf-International

General Information

Beginning of works: 1997
Completion: 2003
Status: in use

Project Type

Function / usage: Airport

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Chronology

11 April 1996

During welding works as part of upgrading and maintenance of terminal building B, sparks start a smoldering fire in the ventilation ducts. Heavy and toxic smoke fills the entire terminal building, 17 people die asphyxiated. The building is unusable for months. Terminal A remains unaffected, C only slightly.

November 1996

Terminal building C is re-opened.

1997

Construction begins for a long-distance train station.

March 1997

Architectural design competition to replace terminal building B is won by JSK Architekten.

December 1998

Demolition of Terminal B begins. Parking garage no. 1 is also demolished to make room for the extended new terminal.

1999

Construction for new underground parking at terminal B begins.

17 March 1999

Marlies Smeets, mayor of Düsseldorf, and Wolfgang Clement, prime minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, lay the first stone for the new terminal building.

28 May 2000

The new long distance train station begins railroad services. Up to 300 trains a day stop at the station.

1 July 2001

Terminal B is opened for passenger service. President Johannes Rau is present during the inauguration.

1 July 2002

The SkyTrain monorail begins service between the main terminals and the long-distance railroad station.

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    10000114
  • Date created
    11/07/2002
  • Last Update
    16/05/2015