Lights in the shape of Chinese characters meaning Changsha were charged with electricity hoisted on the top of the main building of a new terminal of Changsha Huanghua International Airport on the evening of April 10, 2011. This marks that the project has come to the final stage. It is revealed that the new terminal is to be completed for acceptance check on April 30 and is scheduled to be put into operation this July.
Covering an area of 210,000 square meters, the terminal was started in June 2009, and the main construction was finished last July. It is introduced that this new terminal’s area is five times as large as the one in the second generation, consisting of a main building in the front, a corridor in the middle, and three peninsula-shaped waiting halls. It has become the largest public works in steel truss structures up to now in Hunan Province.
“This terminal features all-steel structures. In this program, 15,000 tons of steelwork are made and installed.” the project leader from China Construction Eighth Engineering Division told the reporter. Within 22 months, this project has involved more than 100,000 cubic meters of concrete and 50,000 square meters of roof sheathing, the fastest in airport construction across China.
Translator: Zeng Huajuan
Source: Hunan Official Web Portal