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The AP carries news of the badly needed Terminal 5, which was unveiled to the press yesterday:

Terminal 5's completion shows how hard cities such as London are willing to work to maintain their status as world business and tourist hubs, commissioning showcase structures that act as shopping malls with art galleries, spas and Internet access.

Terminals can be profitable in an era of tightened security, as travelers show up hours before their flights — and then shop or eat while waiting to take off.

Terminal 5 will include a quarter-mile-long main building at the west end of Heathrow for domestic and short-haul flights, and two nearby satellite buildings that will primarily handle long-haul services. The buildings will be connected by an underground shuttle.

The full article is available here.