Kansai Airports

Monument of the Millennium

Monument of the Millennium Award (2001)

In 2001, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) selected the Kansai International Airport as one of the ten civil engineering achievements with the greatest positive impact on life in the 20th century. ASCE selected one project to represent each of the ten greatest achievements in the world, including dams, roads, skyscrapers, airports, etc. KIX, as the first airport located offshore, had the honor of winning the award within the Airport Design and Development category. ASCE comprehensively evaluated not only the technical aspects of the airport construction, but also the environmental characteristics and the social contribution of KIX to the area and the world.

Memorial plate of Monument of the Millennium awarded from ASCE
<Memorial plate of Monument of the Millennium awarded from ASCE>

List of the award winners
1. Water Transportation The Panama canal
2. Airport Design and Development Kansai International Airport
3. Rail Transportation Eurotunnel Rail System
4. Dams Hoover Dam
5. Road The Interstate Highway System
6. Long-Span Bridges Golden Gate Bridge
7. Skyscrapers The Empire State Building
8. Wastewater Treatment Chicago Wastewater System
9. Water Supply and Distribution The California Water Project
10. Sanitary Landfills/Solid Waste Disposal To be determined.

As of 1st April, 2016, Kansai Airports succeeded the operating right for both Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport. Please note that the name of the previous operator, New Kansai International Airport Company, Ltd., is described in some materials and articles related to previous operation.