The project considered involves an airport constructed on or within an earth or rockfill structure. The structure may be filled completely to an elevation a few feet above maximum water level. Alternatively, it may consist of a dike completely inclosing an area of the sea or lake bottom, from which the water is pumped after completion of the dike. Five of the eight largest cities in the world with adjacent large water bodies have studied possibilities for the development of offshore airports. A description is provided of design and construction methods which may be used to obtain a satisfactory degree of safety for offshore airports, giving attention to landfills and the dike and polder concept. Cost factors for airport sites are discussed along with environmental considerations.

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  • Accession Number: 00155894
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM