Construction of the Suvanabhumi Airport

June 7, 2004 - CONSTRUCTION AT THE SUVANABHUMI AIRPORT

Earlier construction reports:
August 31, 2004 construction photos

August 3, 2003 construction photos

February 9, 2004 construction photos


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Workers ready the five-point trusses for fabric roofing.


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Panorama (333kb) of the main terminal and adjoining concourses


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Five-point oval truss and supertruss in the background


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Completed white fabric roofing can be seen in the background. Also note the control tower.


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Five-point trusses being assembled under the main terminal roof.


Installing the fabric roof


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Scaffolding is set up on the five-point trusses for workers to install rigging to attach fabric to the trusses.


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Worker on the scaffolding


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A net is installed for workers to walk on as they install the layers of roof fabric


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Workers start to install one of the underlying fabric layers


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An underlayer halfway done.


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An underlayer completely installed.


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Outerlayers installed--the truck is feeding fabric for additional underlayers


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Closeup of the fabric roof. Note ladders along the right side.


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Workers on one of the two massive chiller units in front of the main terminal.


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Construction of the 'train enabling' works has begun.
The new express airport train will stop at an underground terminal being built here.


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The size and scope of the construction is monumental--20,000 workers are on site.


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The west control tower--this is not the 'world's tallest control tower' that has been promised by the Prime Minister, but one of two smaller towers on the site.


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Note the contrasting curves of the concourse ovals and the main terminal roof


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Airplane parking area still under construction


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Because of the main terminal's size, this is a difficult shot to get: a photo of the full terminal.

More airport info on 2Bangkok.com
August 31, 2004 construction photos
June 8, 2004 construction photos
February 9, 2004 construction photos
August 4, 2003 construction photos

Airport Rail Link news

Bangkok Airport Watch - When will it be completed?

Airport Quick Facts

Background/History of the Project
Latest News
Diagram and model photos
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