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1966 Rendering Of Unbuilt TWA Wing At PIT

Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:50 am

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RE: 1966 Rendering Of Unbuilt TWA Wing At PIT

Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:51 am

Very cool! Were planes often boarded via two jetways back then?
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RE: 1966 Rendering Of Unbuilt TWA Wing At PIT

Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:52 am

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 1):
Were planes often boarded via two jetways back then?

Yes, many airports did that.
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RE: 1966 Rendering Of Unbuilt TWA Wing At PIT

Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:53 am

I love the 4-holer (presumably a 707) parallel parking. Funny to think that the ring design would never fly today (pardon the pun). Security flows are totally different now.
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RE: 1966 Rendering Of Unbuilt TWA Wing At PIT

Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:15 am

Quoting zrs70 (Reply 2):
Yes, many airports did that.

EA did it at ATL. Wasted a lot of space, but looked good.
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RE: 1966 Rendering Of Unbuilt TWA Wing At PIT

Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:57 am

Quoting zrs70 (Thread starter):
Really neat rendering!

Thanks for sharing!

Quoting B4REAL (Reply 3):
Funny to think that the ring design would never fly today (pardon the pun). Security flows are totally different now.

True, however that design would have been much better than what was actually built on that site about 10 years later. The ''West Dock" was about as bare bones of a terminal extension as there is. It was not an optimum design.
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RE: 1966 Rendering Of Unbuilt TWA Wing At PIT

Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:31 am

In July/August 1966, I transited through PIT on my way from CVG to BUF.

The trip CVG -> PIT was on a TWA 880.

I don't remember the airline from PIT to BUF, but what I do remember is that the Gate area where we waited was outdoors. It had a fenced walkway from the terminal?? building to the fence around the Gate area. As we waited, an agent came out and checked us onto departing aircraft. I don't remember much more.

The TWA terminal depicted in the renderings would have bested that fenced area by bunches.

Anyway..
 
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RE: 1966 Rendering Of Unbuilt TWA Wing At PIT

Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:03 am

Quoting B4REAL (Reply 3):
I love the 4-holer (presumably a 707) parallel parking. Funny to think that the ring design would never fly today (pardon the pun).

From the look of the swept wing, looks more like a CV-880. But who knows..

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 1):
Were planes often boarded via two jetways back then?

LAX, ORD and SFO come to mind for me during that time. No way would they ever let the steerage folks enter thru the front door.  
I remember my first trip on a 707 in 1968 on a STL-LAX flight we boarded from the rear stairs, was a common sight in STL at that time.
 
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RE: 1966 Rendering Of Unbuilt TWA Wing At PIT

Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:36 pm

Quoting BHMNONREV (Reply 7):
From the look of the swept wing, looks more like a CV-880.

The models in the picture look more like DC-8 aircraft to me.
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RE: 1966 Rendering Of Unbuilt TWA Wing At PIT

Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:57 pm

I'm unable to view the rendering in that link. Could someone post a pic of the rendering if at all possible?
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RE: 1966 Rendering Of Unbuilt TWA Wing At PIT

Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:24 pm

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 9):
I'm unable to view the rendering in that link. Could someone post a pic of the rendering if at all possible?

Try this.
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/18z-1966-Revo...,!zIFIekv,ISJBSY+p40SL!~~60_57.JPG
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RE: 1966 Rendering Of Unbuilt TWA Wing At PIT

Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:34 pm

Cool stuff. Thanks.   
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RE: 1966 Rendering Of Unbuilt TWA Wing At PIT

Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:36 pm

Quoting justplanesmart (Reply 8):
The models in the picture look more like DC-8 aircraft to me.

I should clarify, that the two four-engine models on the left appear to be DC-8's; the one on the right side looks more like a 707.
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RE: 1966 Rendering Of Unbuilt TWA Wing At PIT

Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:45 pm

UA at LAX in 1962

http://jonproctor.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/LAX-41762-1.jpg

[Edited 2013-11-05 14:48:23]
 
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RE: 1966 Rendering Of Unbuilt TWA Wing At PIT

Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:57 pm

More info and pics of dual jetways in this thread
History Of Jetways? (by WALmsp Feb 26 2013 in Tech Ops)

[Edited 2013-11-05 14:59:55]
 
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RE: 1966 Rendering Of Unbuilt TWA Wing At PIT

Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:46 am

That is a very cool terminal design. Very reminscent of the drive-to-your-gate circular terminals at MCI . Not surprising since TWA had those built to order. Too bad the rise of hijackings in the 70's killed off the concept. Aside from MCI, DFW, LBB, and GIG; what other airports built/proposed terminals using the drive-to-your gate design? I know that Idlewild proposed an enormous amoeba shaped terminal in 1946 or so that used a prototype version of the concept. That was eventually supplanted by the "terminal city" concept that went up in the late 50's and 60's.

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