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GEH4EVR
11-22-2005, 09:39 PM
When I in the Hong Kong Airport in 2003 you had to get an underground shuttle to the furthest out gates but on google earth the gates and whole building doesn't seem to be there. Does anyone know whats going on? :confused:

araT
11-23-2005, 06:39 AM
Could it be that the gates are just not very clear from above? they arent exactly thick, so they may be hard to spot..

Theres also a chance that these gates are nolonger there and the imagery is newer than 2003..

Other than that I have no idea.. I think we need a local to trully answer the question! :)

T.

GEH4EVR
11-23-2005, 11:38 AM
But if you look over to where all of the airplanes are you can clearly see the gates.Also any Hong Kong Locals who may read this please help!

McMaster_de
11-23-2005, 12:48 PM
There is actually no second terminal at Chek Lap Kok. The place is for future plans reserved.

FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

"The future development of the airport is looking vibrant with the construction of a new development adjacent to the passenger terminal called Sky City. This will consist of Sky Plaza - an office, retail and business complex integrated with the passenger terminal, which will then link to the rest of Sky City. Sky City will have the Asia-World Expo exhibition centre, a second hotel project, a nine hole golf course and a permanent cross boundary ferry terminal. Phase two may well consist of a business park, more hotels, and further leisure and entertainment facilities.

The Sky City complex is expected to gain much business from the opening of the Disney theme park (5 million customers expected in the first year, opening in late 2005) as will the airport itself. The architect, planner and engineers for the Sky City project are Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The construction of Sky Plaza projects is underway for completion of phase one in late 2006.

The airport will also add extra inter-modal transportation facilities, including the new marine terminal (hosting the cross boundary and domestic ferries), an additional airport express line which will be adjacent to the exhibition centre and a new bus station.

Sky Plaza, which extends from the passenger terminal and is fully integrated with the airport and airport express railway station, will feature airline check in facilities, a transport interchange for coaches (in readiness for Disney), two office towers (total of 30,000m˛) and a 38,000m˛ retail and entertainment centre.

Sky Plaza will cost an estimated HK$2 billion. The contract for the construction was awarded to Chun Wo-Fujita Joint Venture. A new land transport terminal will be situated in Sky Plaza providing improved services for cross boundary coach passengers. This will include customs, immigration, quarantine and security screening facilities.

A people mover system will connect Sky Plaza to the existing passenger terminal (a contract for this has been awarded to Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries). A contract for extending the people mover tunnel to allow for a future direct connection between Sky Plaza and the airport's ferry terminal has also been awarded to the Chun Wo–Fujita Joint Venture. It looks as if Sky Plaza could be another name for Hong Kong International Airport Terminal Two. "

http://www.airport-technology.com/projects/cheklapkok_new/

"Hong Kong International Airport has a single passenger terminal for both domestic and international traffic. The 1.27 kilometre long terminal is reputed to be the world's largest enclosed space. Despite its size a passenger may move around with a fair amount of speed. An internal shuttle train runs between the East Hall and the West Hall; arriving passengers need not change levels to exit the building; departing passengers need change levels only once to board their plane."

http://www.airwise.com/airports/apac/HKG/index.html