Photo © Terry Wall
Photo © Dan Brownlee
I'm interested in how many more of these architectural gems there are at airports today. It is notoriously difficult to retain heritage buildings at airports due to operational pressures, but I'd be surprised if there aren't a fair few of these old buildings which have survived. Just to be clear, I'm not after modern terminals which are architecturally brilliant, but rather older buildings from before the age of the jumbo jets that still stand at a modern airport.
One I know well is SYD, where a 1940s era building which served as a terminal, offices and the second control tower, still stands in the domestic terminal precinct. The building is heritage protected, and noted as such on the airport's master plan, but it is in the way of the intended connection between T2 and T3, so its future is not assured.
Photo © Tony Gosarevski
Photo © Xiao min
In the left hand picture, it is behind the left hand Dash 8, and in the right hand picture it is ahead of the Qantas 767, underneath the Qantas sign.
Similar buildings were built at Archerfield (Brisbane) and Parafield (Adelaide) and still stand today:
Photo © Robert Frola
Photo © Julian Adams
Photo © George Canciani
Photo © Phil Vabre
Of course, I don't think this subject would be complete without mention of the TWA Flight Center at JFK
Photo © Kenny - The Gray Goose Spotters
Photo © Ben Wang
What other architectural gems are out there at the world's airports?
[Edited 2009-06-13 20:39:47]