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I always rather liked the Teaco "Marinair" proposal.

Marinair

But Ferrovia could go one better.

Build the airport as an offshore island, a tax-haven,a duty-free destination - routing the Eurostar through it.

And declare it the Corporate Republic Of Ferrovia

A bit like

Sealand

Integrate it with offshore wind-power (which will happen anyway?) and tidal lagoons. Which provides an additional revenue stream for funding it.

Turn Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick totally into shopping malls (instead of 50% as now) and cover the runways with executive residences and office parks.

What are they waiting for?

Maybe it would need a weather upgrade.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sat Jul 14th, 2007 at 06:29:51 AM EST
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