AIRPORTS THAT BRING THE PLANES TO THE PEOPLE

Typical elements of new trends in airport design are noted, and airports such as Houston Intercontinental Airport, Tampa International Airport, and the Kansas Mid-Continental International Airport are described as examples. Some of the new designs include: decentralized terminals in a satellite or a circular formation that allows planes to belly up to boarding stations; people moving systems like the one in Houston where 4 battery-powered subway trains that carry 21 passengers each, seven to a car, and run at 2 miniute intervals at rush hours; and long-term parking lots for private autos close to or atop terminals.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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  • Publication Date: 1970-2-14

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 98-100
  • Serial:
    • Business Week
    • Issue Number: 2111
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0007-7135

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155633
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM