ord
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What Happened To Braniff's Headquarters?

Wed Jan 22, 2003 11:19 pm

While flying over DFW recently I looked out the plane's window to see if I could spot Braniff's old headquarters on the west side of the airport. I thought I saw two low-rise buildings that may have been it, sandwiched between a north-south runway and a nw-sw runway.

Is this the old complex, and if so who uses it now?

It sure didn't look like the photos of 20+ years ago, and I couldn't spot the parking lots or ponds.
 
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RE: What Happened To Braniff's Headquarters?

Thu Jan 23, 2003 1:12 am

Last time I looked, GTE used the facility, and has for some time.
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RE: What Happened To Braniff's Headquarters?

Thu Jan 23, 2003 1:14 am

The complex (or most of it) is still there, and according to the latest in-house DFW map, it is now known the Verizon-Terraces Hotel and Conference Center. The actual address is 2201 West Airfield Drive.

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RE: What Happened To Braniff's Headquarters?

Thu Jan 23, 2003 1:25 am

Hey OPNLguy: looks like we're all going to be fairly chilly soon!!! It also looks like we're getting our coincidental thread response timing down!!!

I did a little more searching, and it looks like Verizon's HQ is actually in that complex. The Terraces is a hotel in the complex. http://www.terraceshotel.com

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RE: What Happened To Braniff's Headquarters?

Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:16 am

Not to nitpick, but to make sure no one misunderstands: Corporate Headquarters for Verizon Communications is in New York City. The DFW facility serves as headquarters for Verizon's Information Systems and Telephone business units. It is not their Corporate HQ.
 
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RE: What Happened To Braniff's Headquarters?

Thu Jan 23, 2003 3:07 am

Thanks for all the info. So, are the building in that triangle of land between two intersecting runways?

I guess I though it would be more prominent from overhead.

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