This article comments on the planning of the Dallas/Fort Worth facility and the related land use planning factors. The construction innovations implemented at DFW are briefly discussed, the special features of the central utility plant are described, and the ground transportation and planning aspects are reveiwed. Comments are also made on the economic impact of the airport, and the financing of the construction. The airport which was 3 runways and 2 additional preplanned primary runways, is designed to accommodate the wing spread and fuselage lengths for any forseeable future aircraft. Among the construction innovations developed here was the construction of runways and taxiways with a new mechanized system for installing expansion and contraction bars. Terminal facitilies are based on a circular design. Steam and chilled water are generated from a central utility plant located in the center of the terminal complex and midway through the spine tunnel. It is expected that the airport will contribute almost $267 million in direct purchases of goods and services.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lakewood Publications

    731 Hennepin
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55403
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

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  • Accession Number: 00155577
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1981 12:00AM