and frequency of changes. I didn't look at the
construction drawings as a set of rules cast in
stone. On the contrary, throughout the pro-
cess, and with the advice of experts like Gail,
we made changes to the design (nearly all of
them upgrades) to room sizes and shapes, fin-
ish materials, and small details only the keen-
est observers would ever notice.
terminal building--a sort of horizontal sliver
of light (say 6 inches high and 50 feet wide)
and I was concerned that a glaring afternoon
pilot's eyes and blind him for a moment, po-
tentially causing a safety issue. I spoke with
Randy Fromberg and project architect Anto-
nio Naylor about my concerns. We squinted
and glanced up at the sliver of light and won-
dered out loud exactly how much sunlight
could squeeze under the canopy. A little. A
lot. My guess was, more than I wanted.
showing the sun at different times of the year
and how the arrival canopy shaded the ramp
as the sun crossed the sky. I watched the
Photo courtesy of David Hannah III.