Re: new airport near Berlin
"With the one exception of a certain new airport near Berlin."
What's the saying? "It's the exception that proves the rule"?
Readers might want to dig a little deeper into the airport story when they get a chance.
Here's a very non-technical place to start for background (in English)
The German airport industry had their "Grenfell" moment years ago
But engineers with clue mostly weren't in charge of the 'new' Berlin airport design and programme. For much of the lifetime of the programme, a US-trained MBA was at the top, and the programme was 'driven' by ambitious empire-builders. Should anyone be surprised at the (lack of) result?
There's lots more to read on the subject. It might even make an interesting article round here one day. It certainly needs to be more widely known.