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|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.
Terminal building C is re-opened.
Construction begins for a long-distance train station.
Architectural design competition to replace terminal building B is won by JSK Architekten.
Demolition of Terminal B begins. Parking garage no. 1 is also demolished to make room for the extended new terminal.
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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- Die Dachkonstruktion des neuen Zentralgebäudes Flughafen Düsseldorf International. In: Stahlbau, v. 70, n. 3 (March 2001), pp. 142-152. (2001):
- Flughafen Düsseldorf. Das Projekt "airport 2000 plus". In: [ Umrisse ], v. 2, n. 5-6 (30 December 2002), pp. 128-130. (2002):
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