Monday, September 30, 2013

History Dismantled

OK, so this is not the world's greatest photograph, but I felt it was important to mark the passing of a landmark.  This is what remains of the famous Pan Am Worldport terminal at JFK.  This was designed as a showcase for international jet travel and is particularly famous for its 4-acre "flying saucer" roof suspended far from the outside columns of the terminal by 32 sets of steel posts and cables. The terminal was designed to allow for aircraft to be parked under the partial overhang so boarding passengers would be protected from the weather.  The terminal was built in 1960 and closed exactly 53 years later and is being torn down.  Please click on this to see more detail in the picture.

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