Is this practical?
SkeLeton said:...(no, it's not that the seas are rising, it's the island that's sinking) ......
Plannerbabs said:Flying is bad enough without having to worry about your red-eye flight ditching in the bay. When are they going to built transcontinental bridges?
Plannerbabs said:A train would definately be a safer way to go.
jordanb said:The airport is in Kansai, not Tokyo.
Takeoffs and landings would all be over water affecting no populated areas, thereby virtually eliminating noise pollution and substantially reducing aircraft accident risks. The airport could operate 24 hours per day without impact on populated areas.
Unlike land based airports, growth and alterations in configuration would be relatively easy to achieve.
FloatPort could be the hub of an offshore mass transit system that would utilize high speed surface vessels to connect all the coastal communities. Such a system would provide a new form of mass transit with a minimal infrastructure investment.
Compared to a land based alternative, FloatPort would be environmentally benign.
With its multiple functions -- airport, shipping port and inter nodal transportation port -- FloatPort could be one of the few vital infrastructure projects that could produce enough revenues to pay for itself.