Saturday, August 28, 2010

Suvarnabhumi Airport Window Washers

One of the first things you notice when you enter Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport - either from the plane or pulling up by vehicle to the front of the building - are the vast areas enclosed by glass. I have no idea how many individual window panes they used to construct the place, but it must be into the tens of thousands.

The "stitched" panorama picture above is the view down concourse "E" which is one of the longer gate areas, but there are seven of them altogether plus the main terminal area, which is no small pup tent by any means. The concourse roofs are also partially heavy canvas, but still...

Any way you look at it, it's acres of glass that needs to be kept clean, one way or another. Rain certainly helps the outside somewhat - just as the strict non-smoking policy does for the insides - but I'm guessing the work I've seen being done a couple of times is an on-going job, and one I wouldn't care to try.

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