Soylentgreen From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 243 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 13979 times:
My vote would be for the old TWA terminal at JFK International, designed by Eero Saarinen. The views, the setas-it was an amazingly first class place for the masses. It's finally being restored by Jet Blue after AA closed it down not long after it acquired TWA. Hopefully they can recreate the magic that once was. My second pick, and based solely on the interior, would be the Finnair terminal in Helsinki. It' s been about five years since I last passed through there, so it may have changed for the better or worse since then. I would bet it's now even nicer.
What are some of the others? Let me and others in the forum in on your picks. We'd love to know.
MarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 13883 times:
Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 5): Where is the old side? If you mean the domestic terminal (the old main terminal), it has also been renovated ....
Ah, I haven't been back for a few years, so I guess my info is outdated. Come to think of it, last time I flew through they were just renovating the place (I remember having to walk through endless planked corridors to get to my flight to YYZ). So maybe it does look nice now
FlyMKG From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 182 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13719 times:
My vote goes to the terminal at MKG (Muskegon, MI). The built it sometime in the 90s to replace the old one. It's made almost entirely of green glass. Plus, it is one of the smallest airport terminals in the Midwest to have jet bridges.
Skywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 13711 times:
I love my home airport of AUS! It has the Hill Country's signature-granite! The inside is very spacious and modern. The pictures don't do it justice; I need to get there and upload some terminal shots!
Totally. Too bad no pictures of its interior on A.net.
- Great shopping (Japanese district and International District...great idea)
- Onsen (hotspring) for that downtime
- Use of natural light to save money and keep everyone happy
- Integration of Traditional art and design to help welcome international travelers to Japan properly
- Art galleries in the lowest level of the center pier
- Airport Museum and plane gallery
- Best observation deck I have seen.
Japanese side of the shopping zone
Western side of the shopping zone
The airport in all its splendor...
Will post pictures after trip to HKG.
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
FlyBoy84 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 374 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 13678 times:
DEN certainly has to rank at the top!
Doesn't each of the concourses have a center or core like C? And is that a Lear Jet hanging from the ceiling?
IAD is another beauty! I flew there in 1994 prior to construction of the new portion of the main terminal. The lower level was ugly - the upper level gave me a nostalgic feeling. The main terminal itself is a thing of beauty to behold from the air and when leaving and entering the airport. It's dramatic and imposing in a way that Lambert's main terminal (or East Terminal for that matter could never be.)
ORD Terminal One - doesn't have DEN's bling-bling, and it doesn't have IAD's classic charm, but it is a modern wonder all its own. I was awed the first time I walked through there and went through the underground tunnel from Concourse C over to B to get to baggage claim.
Just to add my , I'll add MDW to the list. The 3 level terminal and overpass to the concessions triangle and 3 concourses is itself a thing of beauty. The makeover helped MDW become an international airport again! The old building was a classic and I used to love getting a glimpse of what life was like in the 1950s and 60s, but what they have now is top notch!