type-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2898 times:
Didn't T5 have red carpet everywhere when TWA operated it?
Great photos, thanks for pointing those out to us. The renovation makes T5 look so stark and white. It kind of actually amplifies the architecture.
I agree. In the old Eero Saarinen TWA terminal one can almost envision Boeing 707s parked just outside the windows and businessmen in suits with hats and thin ties walking through the almost Star Trek-like red carpeted corridors out to their aircraft. The early 60s frozen pristinely in time.
By contrast, in Delta's Terminal 3 there is a cheap garish look of a once-proud testimony to flight having fallen into something approximating an aviation ghetto.