Completed investigations include weather studies, Lake bottom soils surveys, and environmental surveys of Lake waters and sediments. Weather, noise levels, air and water quality impacts, airspace/air traffic control considerations, obstruction clearances, effects on lake currents and lake navigation routes, and aesthetic considerations have been evaluated. The feasibility of dividing airport functions between the offshore site and onshore facilities has been studied, facility requirement developed, and airport layout schematics formulated. Polential construction configurations have been analyzed. Construction materials availability and transport methods are being investigated, alternative construction methods are being studied, and cost-effectiveness evaluations have been initiated. Evironmental impacts and legal questions are under intensive study. Future work includes function/selection access planning, cost-benefit analysis, financial planning, further environmental impacts, and final feasibility analysis.

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  • Accession Number: 00155713
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM