Birmingham airport expansion

Birmigham Airport Accident
5:06 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Ala. Airport Using Cabinet Like One That Killed Boy

Birmingham's airport is still using a large panel of video monitors similar to one that tipped over and killed a 10-year-old Kansas boy last week.
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Birmingham's airport is still using a large panel of video monitors similar to one that tipped over and killed a 10-year-old Kansas boy last week.


The approximately 9-foot-tall cabinet was flashing flight information on three screens near baggage claim Wednesday, five days after a similar display killed Luke Bresette one floor higher in the airport.


A small warning sign tells visitors not to touch the cabinet. A portable metal fence on wheels is in place to keep people away.

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Birmingham Airport
10:27 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

City Says It Didn't Inspect Airport Unit That Fell

The city of Birmingham says it didn't inspect airport unit that fell and killed a young child.

  A lawyer for the city of Birmingham says a large cabinet housing flight information monitors that toppled and killed a 10-year-old boy inside a newly renovated airport terminal wasn't inspected by the city after installation.


The monitors were installed in a $201 million upgrade at Birmingham's airport. Assistant city attorney Steve Stine said Tuesday the monitor display didn't require city inspection under municipal code because it wasn't a structural component of the building.

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Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport
6:27 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Birmingham Airport Opening Revamped Terminal

A layout of how the airport's new terminal may look like.
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Alabama's largest airport is ready to begin operating from its revamped terminal.


Birmingham-Shuttlesworth airport is opening the renovated terminal on Wednesday. Improvements include better parking, a centralized checkpoint between concourses, new concessions and a recreation area for young families.


The project is the first part of a more than $200 million expansion and upgrade to incorporate new security standards.

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Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
8:25 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Airport Project in Birmingham Two-Thirds Complete

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
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A project to modernize the terminal at Birmingham's airport is about two-thirds complete.


Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/UejcJD) that Tom Wesley of Birmingham's airport authority provided board members with an update on the project this week.


He said the airport authority has spent 67 percent of the $201.6 million allotted for the entire two-phased project at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.


Authorities say the project will mean more amenities for passengers and also bring the airport in line with post-Sept. 11 security standards.

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