A brief history of airport architecture

Slate has a great photo essay tracing the evolution of airports from “fields” adjacent to runways, to train-station inspired terminals, to more modern concourses. The concluding thought, which I’m not sure I agree with, is that the best solution is basically a big shed.

This is a subject with which I already have an unhealthy obsession: see my rant about airports here, and my Flickr collection of airport imagery below.

Ah, airports

Just got back from holiday traveling, which naturally meant spending most of yesterday either in airplanes or airports, neither of which is a favorite place of mine. I particularly hate airports. So I took a lot of photos of the ugly airport architecture on my trip west yesterday. I’ve got them all in a Flickr set for your viewing displeasure.