sign the terminal building, large jet hangar,
and arrival canopy--three structures that
seemed to sit side by side, that were in fact
attached, and were conceived as a large uni-
fied architectural superstructure.
tures that originated in the Golden Age of
Aviation--the period between World War I
and World War II (1918-1939)--when aviation
was booming and airport architecture took
on a look all its own--with sweeping termi-
angled control towers.
numbingly functional. As for soaring, light-
filled, and surprisingly welcoming spaces,
forget about it. Airport buildings were consid-
ered a drain on cash flow and thus construct-
ed as cheaply and efficiently as possible, us-
ing common materials and right angles with
little or no thought given to the artfulness of
Photo courtesy of Patrick Y. Wong/Atelier Wong Photography.