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May 2, 1993 | KIM UPTON
From trickling brooks and orchid gardens (Singapore), to sophisticated shopping centers (Toronto), to children's museums (Denver), airports around the world are developing into centers for amusement as well as transport. Not to be outdone, the new West Wing of Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport will not only have a 14-story, duty-free shopping complex, business center, bank and drugstore, but also a casino and sauna and, yes, hamburger lovers, a Burger King franchise.
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May 12, 2011 | By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times
Here's a breath of fresh air for people flying through Amsterdam : a new park-like space at the city's Schiphol Airport , where travelers waiting for takeoff can sit at picnic tables amid real and fake plants, listen to birds sing and grab organic snacks. The " Airport Park ," opened Wednesday, occupies more than 2,100 square feet in the middle of the airport. Part art installation and part airport lounge, it displays pictures of parks from around the world, projects images of butterflies onto walls and floors and pipes in recorded sounds of birds chirping and children playing.
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May 12, 2011 | By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times
Here's a breath of fresh air for people flying through Amsterdam : a new park-like space at the city's Schiphol Airport , where travelers waiting for takeoff can sit at picnic tables amid real and fake plants, listen to birds sing and grab organic snacks. The " Airport Park ," opened Wednesday, occupies more than 2,100 square feet in the middle of the airport. Part art installation and part airport lounge, it displays pictures of parks from around the world, projects images of butterflies onto walls and floors and pipes in recorded sounds of birds chirping and children playing.
TRAVEL
May 2, 1993 | KIM UPTON
From trickling brooks and orchid gardens (Singapore), to sophisticated shopping centers (Toronto), to children's museums (Denver), airports around the world are developing into centers for amusement as well as transport. Not to be outdone, the new West Wing of Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport will not only have a 14-story, duty-free shopping complex, business center, bank and drugstore, but also a casino and sauna and, yes, hamburger lovers, a Burger King franchise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1989 | From Reuters
A new control tower under construction at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport was damaged by fire Monday, an airport spokesman said.
TRAVEL
January 15, 1989
Singapore Changi Airport has been voted the best airport in the world by readers of Business Traveller (U.K./Europe edition) for 1988. Changi won by a comfortable margin, with 94 votes separating it from the second-best airport, Schiphol Airport of Amsterdam. This was the first time Changi emerged as the top airport in the magazine's annual survey. The magazine analyzed returns from 1,102 respondents from more than 50 countries.
TRAVEL
April 14, 1985
Although wholeheartedly agreeing with Bruce Hamby's conclusion (March 24) that duty-free shops are a hoax, I must disagree, however, that the chocolates at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport are a bargain. Those products are tuned to uneducated palates and the taste preferences of tourists and consist for the most part of sugar, vanillin, lecithin, an assortment of emulsifiers, vegetable oils, ground-up roofing tile (a color agent) and very, very little cocoa. The best and true Dutch chocolates are the house/store brands available at Dutch supermarkets and for less money than the ersatz items at the Schiphol Tax-Free Candy Stores.
NEWS
October 15, 1987 | From Reuters
Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers has been the subject of three telephoned death threats and security surrounding him has been increased, police said Wednesday. Rotterdam police spokesman Coen Van Maasloo said unidentified callers telephoned two newspapers and Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam on Tuesday afternoon and warned that they would "get Lubbers."
BUSINESS
April 26, 1996 | JOHN O'DELL
A private consortium that includes Fluor Daniel, the chief operating arm of Fluor Corp., has been awarded a $1.1-billion contract to build a new international arrival building at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Fluor Daniel will manage the construction project, which calls for a 1.4-million-square-foot facility to replace the existing 38-year-old international terminal. The project is part of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's $3.
WORLD
April 7, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A court acquitted a Dutch-Moroccan teen of planning attacks on Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, a nuclear reactor and government buildings, citing insufficient evidence. Authorities arrested Samir Azzouz in July and found machine-gun cartridges, a bulletproof vest and sketches of prominent buildings in his home. He was sentenced to three months for illegal possession of weapons.
WORLD
March 5, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A false reading from a faulty altimeter caused an autopilot to sharply slow a Turkish Airlines jet short of the runway last month, sending it plunging into a muddy field and killing nine people, Dutch investigators said. The flight carrying 135 passengers and crew crashed less than a mile from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport as it was landing.
NEWS
October 9, 1992 | Associated Press
The search for bodies at the El Al crash site ended Thursday, four days after the Israeli airliner tore into an apartment complex near Amsterdam, and Dutch officials confirmed a death toll of 50. But they stressed that many more people are still missing, most likely forever. A formal list of the missing is to be issued today. The El Al 747-200 cargo jet crashed 14 minutes after taking off from Schiphol Airport Sunday.
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