Economy & Politics

BER and other embarrassing construction mishaps

The opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport is no reason to celebrate. There will be no party and that has nothing to do with the Corona crisis. The whole of Germany had become a “laughing stock” because of the building disaster, said airport manager Engelbert Lütke Daldrup a few weeks before the opening and was accordingly humble: “We’ll just give up.”

Scandal airport BER

The capital’s airport will open on October 31, 2020, 14 years after the groundbreaking and nine years after the planned opening. The first planned opening, it should be right. The appointment on October 30, 2011 was canceled over a year earlier, among other things because of the bankruptcy of a planning office and new guidelines for baggage control. However, BER only became a scandalous airport a year later.

There was sloppiness in construction and cost explosions in other construction projects as well. We present some examples.

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