People from all over the world travel to Bavaria to see the King Ludwig II’s fairy-tale castle. Now a major renovation project is underway to save the landmark structure.
The renovation project will take place in several stages. Scaffolding is already in place on the façade of the Gateway Building. Early next year, the renovation work on the façade and the roof is set to begin.
This part of the project is due to be completed by autumn 2017. After that, scaffolding will be set up along the Neuschwansteinstraße retaining wall, between the castle forecourt and the Gateway Building.
The Bavarian state authorities in charge of the project say the renovation work will not interfere with public tours of the castle. The project is due to be completed by autumn 2018. The cost of renovating just the retaining wall and the Gateway Building will be about 900,000 euros (over $1 million).
Things are about to get very, very nasty in Florida and the southeast, with Hurricane Matthew — one of the strongest seen in the U.S. in many years — bearing down rapidly on the coast. And that means if you’ve got travel plans in the coming days that are supposed to take you to or through many big, busy airports… think again.
Hurricane Matthew is forecast to make landfall in southeast Florida on Friday morning, but rain and strong winds come well ahead of a hurricane’s actual formal landfall. To get prepared, Florida airports — and the airlines that fly to them — are winding down now.
Orlando International Airport (MCO) has announced that all commercial service is expected to end by 8:00 p.m. tonight and recommends passengers check with their airlines.
The Boeing 777-300 was about 270km into the journey from Porto to Angola, in southern Africa, when ground crew noticed he was missing.
He was reportedly loading a box of passengers’ pets when he fell and was knocked unconscious, according to the Aviation Herald.
The TAAG Angola Airlines plane hit an altitude of about 10,600m before its rapid descent to Lisbon Airport.
At that height, temperature can be as low as -55C, and by the time the man was discovered, he was suffering hypothermia.
He’s currently recovering in hospital.