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By Ira Nadel, Donald MacDonald

Shrouded in secret and wealthy with historical past, Alcatraz attracts over 1000000 viewers every year. This enlightening quantity presents the 1st whole historical past of Alcatraz advised via its structure. In pleasant illustrations and available textual content, authors Donald MacDonald and Ira Nadel show the layout judgements that experience formed the island from its first brick and masonry castle to the notorious concrete cellblock, to the panorama layout of its modern gardens and poultry sanctuaries. full of fascinating proof all through, this little treasure permits an unheard of glimpse into the lifetime of the island.

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The problem for the airport authority is that the connecting surface transport infrastructure is provided by other bodies and, unless there is partnership funding between agencies, the road and rail system will not be upgraded in an integrated fashion. The airport will then gradually decline and new airports with better surface links will expand. The fourth potential limit to growth is in the area of safety, security and government controls. The ability of an airport to provide a safe environment for passengers and staff is of growing concern, especially since the aircraft-generated terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 11th September 2001.

With two runways in operation an airport can handle 90 movements an hour. Assuming 300 passengers per aircraft, this results in a throughput of 27 000 people per hour. If this throughput is distributed across three terminals, each has to be capable of handling 9 000 passengers an hour through ticket check-in, baggage reclaim, security and passport controls. Such a capacity is over two passengers per second passing through the controls. It is normal to assume that, of the aircraft movements, half are incoming and half are departing flights.

Such a throughput of passengers puts a strain also on the surface transport system which serves the airport. Some transport planners predict that the limits to growth are likely to be the result not of congestion in the sky or in the terminal building but in the road and rail systems which serve the airport. As a result, government (and airport authority) expenditure is being directed towards providing new surface links to airports. g. Copenhagen Airport) with the trains providing at least 50 per cent of the passenger movements to the airport.

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