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No doubt about it…airport projects have a huge impact on aregion.  At its completion in 1974, DFW Airportwas, at the time, the largest in the world. With modernization plans in the works for both DFW and Love Field, wethought it was a good time to take a look at the world of airport architecture.  The captain has turned on the seatbelt sign,so sit back and enjoy your reading…

The most recent news concerns one of the largest projects.  Spanish architect (and Dallasbridge builder) Santiago Calatrava has unveiled his plans for Denver International Airport’s south terminal redevelopmentproject.  Here’s a video showing how hehopes the addition will complement the airport’s most noted architecturalfeature—its white-tented roof.  And here’s more froma Denver Post architecture columnist.

Local firm Corgan Associates is in the news for its airport work aswell.  Involved with the design ofTerminal D at DFW Airport, the firm is now involved in projects in Sacramento, Miamiand our own Love Field.  Here’sthe scoop from bisnow.com.

And for a look at the big picture, hereare some thoughts on what the airport of 2030 will look like.  Anda compilation of the “best” airport architecture from around the world.  Agree or disagree?

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