23 July 2009

A brief history of airport architecture

Slate has a great photo essay tracing the evolution of airports from "fields" adjacent to runways, to train-station inspired terminals, to more modern concourses. The concluding thought, which I'm not sure I agree with, is that the best solution is basically a big shed.

This is a subject with which I already have an unhealthy obsession: see my rant about airports here, and my Flickr collection of airport imagery below.

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