From Outer to Inner Values
A variety of technical systems make the piers come alive. They include advanced plumbing, ventilation, heating, and security systems. Contrary to expectations, this space-filling equipment isn’t accommodated in the cellars but on the roofs of the piers. More precisely, inside huge steel frames resting on their roofs. One major advantage of putting everything up above is that it facilitates operations. It is easier to access and service, which can also be done during the day. And in case anything has to be completely replaced, it’s much easier to do it on the roof. Passengers also benefit from this “inside-out” arrangement: they enjoy more clear space inside the piers. No large equipment rooms block their view of the apron, for example.