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While most airports are merely utilitarian in layout and many travelers too harried to pay attention to the design, more and more cities are spending lavishly to build artistic, captivating terminals to serve as their city’s gateway.
Here are our three favorite airport terminals in the world
What makes it special? Terminal 4 features colorful pylons supporting a bamboo-lined roof. The design creates a series of daylight-filled canyons. Both arriving and departing passengers pass through one spectacular space.
The use of classic architecture is timeless. TWA terminal at JFK is 60’s era, yet still sets a standard for today’s designers. The poured-concrete swoops and curves express the excitement of air travel and the romance of flight.
The 2-mile long Terminal 3 in Beijing is of the largest buildings in the world. It is designed to represent a dragon. The architects color-coded the ceiling to filter in red and yellow zones of sunlight.
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