Berlin’s new BBI airport: Topping-out ceremony for the terminal29.04.2010
“The topping-out ceremony for the centrepiece of Berlin’s new airport demonstrates quite clearly that the foundation for Berlin Brandenburg International Airport BBI is up and standing proud”, said Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, Chief Executive Officer of Berlin Airports. “The completion of the structural steel work for the roof of the terminal marks yet another important milestone along the path the inauguration of the new airport on 30 October 2010. Now the focus will be on filling the new airport with life.”
“We are delighted to be celebrating the topping-out ceremony on 7 May, together with our partners, the companies and construction workers involved in this massive project and our staff”, said Manfred Körtgen, Managing Director of Operations/BBI of Berlin Airports. “In spite of the hard winter, work has progressed ceaselessly and we are very proud to be able to place the topping-out wreath on the roof of the terminal absolutely on schedule.”
7 May 2010: the topping-out wreath is placed on the top of the roof
8/9 May 2010: We build, you watch!
Construction site tours and helicopter flights
Getting to the BBI Infotower and parking
- By bus
Bus number 734 runs from Grünau S-Bahn station direct to the BBI Infotower. The bus leaves every hour; for timetables, please visit the website of the local transport company, Regionale Verkehrsgesellschaft Dahme-Spreewald MbH at www.rvs-lds.de.
- By car
To get to the BBI Infotower by car coming from the north, take the A 117 motorway; coming from the south, take the A 113 motorway. Exit at Waltersdorf/BBI-Baustelle and follow the signs. In front of the GAT and the entrance to the south area of Schoenefeld Airport, turn left to the BBI Infotower.
A site the size of 2,000 football pitches, busy diggers and thousands of workers – the BBI building site is currently the biggest and certainly the most exciting in the Berlin region, as well as being Europe’s largest airport construction site. Under the motto “We build, you watch”, Berlin Airports welcomes visitors to the site. You can also follow the progress at the site from the comfort of your own home – with our webcam and building site diary. For more details, visit www.berlin-airport.de.