Mexico unveils futuristic design for new $9 bln airport

September 4, 2014 2:11 AM

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Mexico unveils futuristic design for new $9 bln airport

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government on Wednesday unveiled the winning design for a new, futuristic, spider-shaped airport for the capital that will ease delays and boost capacity at a cost of 120 billion pesos ($9.17 billion)(5.57 billion British pound) in public and private funding.

British architect Norman Foster and Fernando Romero, a son-in-law of Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, showcased their winning, airy design in the form of an X with arching spans at the presidential palace.

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