The Airport Built To Sink - Kansai International Airport Japan - #OddWorld

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Kansai International Airport is an engineering marvel. This airport was a watershed moment for airports like it; difficult to construct and even harder to keep above water. Kansai was featured in many documentaries and articles, however it seemed the story of its construction has been lost somewhat in the digital press (I had a hard time finding sources and footage).


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Sources:
https://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/kansaiairport.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansai_International_Airport
https://www.tripsavvy.com/japans-floating-airports-3961623
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/full/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001224
https://simpleflying.com/osaka-kansai-airport/
https://earth.esa.int/web/earth-watching/latest-event/-/article/kansai-and-kobe-international-airport-osaka-bay-japan-
https://www.wakachiku.co.jp/en/technologies/sand_drain_pile_driving_barge.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETLVqETJAFQ
References:
1. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/256521110_Airport_developments_and_EIA_Kansai_International_Airport_Japan
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nTlgtf7TME
3. https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/osakas-sinking-kansai-airport-to-raise-runway-after-last-years-flooding-by-typhoon
4. https://earthengine.google.com/timelapse#v=34.43306,135.23471,11.973,latLng&t=0.4&ps=50&bt=19840101&et=20201231&startDwell=0&endDwell=0
5. http://www.kansai-airports.co.jp/en/efforts/our-tech/kix/sink/sink1.html


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