Jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2201 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2140 times:
I've got this book and it's one of the best airport history books I've ever come across. The descriptions of the terminals - especially the individual airline departure lounges at the old IAB - are very in-depth and there are a whole bunch of pictures I've never seen before (rather than the same old tired photos of the TWA terminal that everyone's seen.) I bought it almost as soon as it was released and it definitely exceeded any expectations I had for it.
There's a chapter on each of the terminals - the IAB, Pan Am (T3), Northwest/Braniff/Northeast (T2), Eastern (the old T1), United (T9), American (T8), BOAC (T7) and National (T6). There's a brief history of the TWA building, but since it's been covered so much in other books the author chooses to focus on the rest of the airport - something I appreciated very much, as those buildings aren't celebrated nearly as much as they should be.)
The final chapter covers the new terminals at JFK - Terminal 1 (1998), Terminal 4 (2001) and the new American and JetBlue terminals currently being built.
Definitely worth the money if you can find a copy.