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Malpensa: Oxigeno per Malpensa
  Malpensa Milano Lombardia regional metropolitan integration plan
  During his time, Leonardo da Vinci addressed the Ticino Valley, showing a visionary understanding of dimensions beyond the perceptive comprehension of the organoleptic experience. Satellites and planes make this generation of planners and territorial architects the first to be able to perceive dimensions (the 1:50.000 scale and beyond) unforeseen by previous ones.
Malpensa was, from the beginning, a limiting decision. To reuse for commercial purposes an existing military and training airport limited in size and direction was a second choice for a metropolis that wants to be at the forefront of world leadership in many aspects. The 30 million passenger capacity limit has not proven to be an issue only with the Alitalia policy to end the two-headed structure of her service provision between Rome and Milano.
The regional dimension (dependent on Paris, Frankfurt and Madrid for transcontinental flights) acquired by Malpensa in later years should not be a consolation for an ambitious, thriving and innovative city currently restrained by a limited airport.
The proposal made by the Milano Polytechnic to the SEA (Italian airport authority) presented the airport potential in the context of a metropolitan and regional setting in the da Vinci style and vision. The integration of metropolitan economies of the Po Valley around the airport services provides an opportunity for the region, and Italy, to join the forefront of global metropolises. The set of complementarity policies have to be implemented.
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