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« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2021, 05:58:56 pm »

A few months after opening, new faults and design failures have been discovered at Berlin Brandenburg Airport


Brandenburg Airport is freezing in winter
Despite the amount of time that went into construction of the new Brandenburg Airport, it seems that some things weren’t very well thought out. Terminal 1 is the main terminal of the new airport. The train to the airport arrives just underneath the main check-in hall, so it’s convenient that you only have to walk a short distance from the train to check-in.

There’s only one small problem — this setup has caused the check-in hall to be freezing cold in winter. Essentially the frequent freezing easterly winds in winter enter through the tunnels of the underground train station, and are then “blasted” into the check-in hall.

As a result, the check-in hall is apparently extremely cold, with many days seeing single digit temperatures (in Celsius). For context, nine degrees Celsius is about 48 degrees Fahrenheit.

For now the airport has closed the check-in counters near the center of the terminal, which is where the temperatures are coldest, though they do spread throughout the terminal.

I wonder how this was not noticed during the many previous winters before opening.

And from the same web page

Brandenburg Airport security staff receiving electric shocks
The temperature is only the latest problem at Berlin Brandenburg Airport. A few weeks ago the airport was in the news for issues with the security checkpoint. The Verdi trade union representing security staff said employees were routinely receiving electric shocks at the security checkpoints while inspecting luggage.

Employees are reporting severe pain, numbness, and drowsiness, following these shocks.

This was so bad that 11 different incidents happened on January 6 alone, with four staff requiring assistance from emergency personnel. One employee was even shocked four times in a day:
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