Talk:Paul Andreu

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Dubai terminal[edit]

Hi, thanks for adding the sentence about the collapse of the Dubai terminal - interesting news.

Maybe it's worthwhile to note here that Aeroports de Paris International (Andreu's company) seems to blames the incident on the construction workers: from [http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10905177%255E401,00.html this] Associated Press story:

A senior official from Aeroports de Paris International, the French company appointed as the initial design consultant for the Terminal 3 expansion, said the accident occurred when a crane carrying a metal girder smashed into steel reinforcements supporting a concrete wall.
The girders fell as far as 60ft onto workers below, said Marc Noyelle, chairman of the company's engineering arm. ...
"It was a building site accident, not a design fault," Noyelle said.
The French company worked on the overall plan for the Dubai terminal, but said it had no responsibility for the design or construction of the Concourse 2 boarding area, where the deaths occurred.

However, it's difficult to judge from a few minutes' worth of googling whether it can really be ruled out that this was due to a mistake by Andreu or his company. For two days after the accident, 7000 workers at the airport were on strike. Maybe their pov was different. Regards, High on a tree 23:19, 16 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Following the above as well as this comment from 2008 I removed the following sentence "On September 28, 2004, a reinforcement cage section erected to form a retaining wall on another Andreu-designed terminal, Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, collapsed while under construction, killing five construction workers." as it appears to imply Paul Andreu's responsibility, yet is unreferenced and contested. --ELEKHHT 02:26, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport terminal 2E[edit]

It seems like it was his mistake from this report. [1] That is however just my perception. They use very neutral language, so i think its very possible i got it all wrong. By the way, is there any article about the accident? I went round and round and could see anything that particularly highlight the history of terminal 2E from conception to the collapse. If there is, its not grouped under category, since i clicked on French Airports and nothing showed up. I also find it hard to believe we missed it since it was a recent event, so it may likely be under a title that don't have terminal 2E

yes, the article should be updated according to that new report.
afaik there is no separate wikipedia entry about the accident. it is mentioned in the article Charles de Gaulle International Airport, which is an apt place for it after all. regards, High on a tree 05:37, 16 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Paul Andreu/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

I was told by a friend about this article and whish to bring some rectification.

Concerning Dubai Airport, I have been in charge of the concept and of the preliminary studies of the terminal 3. It has been one of my last works within ADPi (the company I worked for, not "my company"). I left ADP in 2003. I was never in charge of any task during the final design and the construction periods. Therefor I have no relation with the accident mentionned in the article. My information, which may be wrong or impressise, is that its cause was a wrong maneuver of the construction company.ADPi would I am sure give the proper information.

Paul Andreu

Last edited at 10:04, 3 July 2008 (UTC). Substituted at 02:24, 30 April 2016 (UTC)