Here's a suggestion that I know will not happen, but would if I was in charge of Sky harbor: After Terminal 2 closes and flights have stopped, the Airport Authority should have an 'open house' allowing the public a last chance to walk through the entire terminal before it is demolished. 58 years of Phoenix aviation history right there. I know it won't happen, they did not do such a thing in 1990/91 when Terminal 1 closed, but it would be nice.
I know there’s a fondness to T2 (and count me as one of those who loves T2), but there’s not a whole lot in there that’s significant to aviation history. It’s a cramped hallway with some doors. Not a whole lot in there that’s worth seeing. It’s time, but man am I going to miss showing up 20 minutes before departure and waltzing up to the gate to be on at 15 minutes before. Is T3N going to share a security checkpoint with T3S?
I hope someone is able to do something with those prints in the basement hallway though that show the first few years of Arizona. I assume they’re housed at the Historical Society or some place similar, but it’s still cool seeing them. Especially the folks building the Hoover Dam wearing wool suits in the summer.