Patchwork Solution: An End to Berlin's Neverending Airport Fiasco?

Patchwork Solution: An End to Berlin's Neverending Airport Fiasco?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 11, 2017

The idea of a soft launch for Berlin's long-delayed new international airport is gaining traction. It would mean opening its doors in 2020, but without its main terminal. By Gerald Traufetter and Andreas Wassermann more... Comment ]

Mayday: Berlin's Ill-Fated Airport Faces Insolvency

Mayday: Berlin's Ill-Fated Airport Faces Insolvency

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 20, 2014

After countless delays, technical problems and cost overruns, the German capital's troubled new airport faces another obstacle: It is running out of money. With the current CEO refusing to give detailed plans, it seems likely taxpayers will have to foot the bill. By Christoph Pauly and Andreas Wassermann more... Comment ]


ECB Headquarters: Skyrocketing Costs for Skyscraper Project

ECB Headquarters: Skyrocketing Costs for Skyscraper Project

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 28, 2013

Estimated costs for the European Central Bank's new headquarters in Frankfurt have more than doubled. As has been happening with so many major projects in Germany, its construction has been plagued by poor planning, oversight and execution -- and endless delays. By Andreas Wassermann more... Comment ]

Cost Explosion: Price Tag for New Berlin Airport Keeps Rising

Cost Explosion: Price Tag for New Berlin Airport Keeps Rising

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 21, 2013

The seemingly neverending story of the German capital's scandal-plagued new airport continues: The much-delayed project is expected to cost far more than previously thought. And Berlin's mayor appears to be planning a return to the airport's supervisory board. more... Comment ]


Starchitect Trio: The Men Behind Germany's Building Debacles

Starchitect Trio: The Men Behind Germany's Building Debacles

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 14, 2013

Stuttgart's train station, Hamburg's concert house and Berlin's airport: Three projects in Germany are currently competing to be seen as the country's most disastrous. SPIEGEL spoke to the star architects behind the construction sites. more... Comment ]

The Next Disaster? Berlin Lays Cornerstone of Troubled Palace

The Next Disaster? Berlin Lays Cornerstone of Troubled Palace

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 12, 2013

The cornerstone was laid on Wednesday on the reconstruction of the Berlin palace that was once home to Prussian rulers. The need for such a structure is debatable, and funding looks shaky. It could become yet another addition to Germany's collection of cursed construction projects. more... Comment ]


Flight-Path Fiasco: EU Challenges Problem-Prone Berlin Airport 

Flight-Path Fiasco: EU Challenges Problem-Prone Berlin Airport 

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 30, 2013

Berlin's controversial unfinished airport is under fire again. The European Commission has challenged Germany over its proposed flight paths, arguing that their environmental impact was not properly assessed. Germany has two months to respond. more... Comment ]

Berlin Surprise: Wing of Long-Awaited Airport May Open in 2013

Berlin Surprise: Wing of Long-Awaited Airport May Open in 2013

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 28, 2013

For years now, media coverage of Berlin's new international airport has been a story of one delay after another. But a report on Tuesday claims that the once-touted airport might make a surprise partial opening this October. more... Comment ]


Berlin Fiasco: Unfinished Airport Costs 20 Million Euros a Month

Berlin Fiasco: Unfinished Airport Costs 20 Million Euros a Month

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 27, 2013

Berlin's beleaguered new international airport is turning out to be Germany's most expensive construction site. Round-the-clock lighting and air-conditioning contribute to energy costs even higher than those of the city's still-active Tegel Airport. more... Comment ]

Grounded: Berlin Airport Fiasco Threatens High-Tech Park

Grounded: Berlin Airport Fiasco Threatens High-Tech Park

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 16, 2013

Not long ago Berlin's future looked bright, with a state-of-the-art airport and a new high-tech park set to open where the old Tegel airport now stands. Now, delays to the former may torpedo the latter, particularly now that there are plans afoot to keep Tegel operational for years to come. By Andreas Wassermann more... Comment ]