Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airport News, Heathrow, Miscellaneous Spotting, UK, Western Europe | Posted on 29-04-2014
London Heathrow’s new Terminal 2 will open on 4th June after a number of years under construction, which started with the demolition of the 1950s Queens Building and original terminal structure.
The new building much resembles Terminal 5 and offers the latest in layout and construction design, and will help Heathrow handle passengers more efficiently. Terminal 2 will be home to Star Alliance carriers once opened.
It features one of Europe’s longest permanent sculptures, the 78 m Slipstream, by Royal Academician, Richard Wilson. It was made using the same Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Technology that is instrumental to the design, development and production of the Boeing and Airbus aircraft that will carry many of the 20m passengers per year served by Heathrow’s new Terminal 2.
Supported between 2 passenger walkways on 4 slim columns 18 m apart, the sculpture weighing around 77 tonnes represents flight.