On the 5th of September 2006 constructions began with a happy ground breaking ceremony. Six proud men in dark suits took the ceremonic spades in Schönefeld, south east of Berlin, and laughed at the cameras. Including the Prime Ministers of the States of Brandenburg and Berlin, Mathias Platzeck and Klaus Wowereit, former head of the Deutsche Bahn company Hartmut Mehdorn and the former Federal Minister of Transport Wolfgang Tiefensee. Only one person wasn’t allowed on the picture: the mayor of Schönefeld, Udo Haase. What went wrong on the airport construction side outside the city gates of Berlin?