Category: Schoenefeld

Look Inside: Behind The Scenes at BER

[caption id="attachment_4448" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] BER: Check-In Desks In The Main Terminal Building[/caption] Mired in controversy, Berlin's International Airport remains unfinished, more than five years after its planned opening. An absurd saga complete with malpractice, staggering incompetence, bribery, whistleblowing and organisational myopia.  As construction continues some 18 kilometres south of Berlin's city centre, and the losses mount (with at least €1m bleeding away per day on a project currently more than €2.5bn over its initial budget)  - we've gathered this photo gallery from a recent behind the scenes private guided tour of Berlin's most problematic building site - the fiasco Flughafen. [caption id="attachment_4449" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] BER: Inside The Main Terminal Building[/caption] After nearly 15 years of planning, construction work for the Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) finally began on 5th September 2006. It was initially intended to replace both Schönefeld and Tegel airport to become the single central airport for the German capital. Although a recent decision…