Kansai International Airport, Japan
With over 2.6 million people living there, the Japanese city of Osaka is huge. To avoid taking up land space, Kansai International Airport was built on its very own artificial island. Surrounded by the ocean, this airport is not for anybody with a fear of deep waters.
The airport was built by Italian architect Renzo Piano and is an incredible fete of engineering, but doesn’t come without its risks. Situated 17 feet above sea level, the danger here comes from unpredictable weather conditions. The area is prone to cyclones and earthquakes. And on a tiny island in the middle of the sea, that’s not good news. In the event of a Tsunami, the airport would be destroyed and many lives would be lost.
If you like the idea of seeing Kansai International for yourself, you may be running out of time. Scientists predict that the airport could become completely submerged in the next fifty years due to rising sea levels.