posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:19 AM
Anything you build will sink, whether it is on land or on a manmade island in the ocean. Houses sink all the time because of poor foundations. The
Kansai International airport in Osaka (the one on the manmade island) is indeed sinking but, they knew that would happen. There is no way past it.
But, they did build the airport on hydraulics, so as the island settles more and more they can adjust the balance and height of the airport. It will
be quite a while before the whole island goes under. I believe Nagasaki airport was their first aiport built on a manmade island and it is holding up
very well. I used to live in Japan and they are fine airports indeed.