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Old March 14th, 2015, 03:09 AM   #41
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Pan Am Worldport, NYC, NY, USA (1961-2013)




I shed a tear for this each time I am at JFK. I know I am in the minority on this, but I have come to appreciate the Worldport even more than Saarinen's Flight Center (TWA Terminal 5). Don't get me wrong, I still love the Flight Center, but the Worldport somehow captured everything about the Jet age, not only aesthetically, but functionally as well.
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Old March 14th, 2015, 03:19 AM   #42
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It must be the 'sunbeam' shape, it really captured the 60s style. Saarinen's terminal is more timeless, it could have been built today as an art gallery, opera house or office building perfectly fine, but the Worldport's design matched its purpose.
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Old March 14th, 2015, 03:30 AM   #43
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I was actually a "practicable" feature. Worldport was really the first terminal designed for jets; it was designed before jetbridges came about and the first ramps were outdoors. The huge overhangs kept the planes, which were much smaller in those days, under cover for both passengers and ramp personnel. From a structural standpoint the building was significant as it was one of the earliest suspended roofs.
The addition - the back portion where all teh 747s are parked, was less successful. But to think that back then it was not crowded with 747s, towards the end it was far too small serving just 737s!
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Great collection and amazing discussion on your forum about building. thanks for sharing.
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Old March 16th, 2015, 12:49 AM   #45
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Worldport was amazing!
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Old March 19th, 2015, 12:48 AM   #46
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Old March 19th, 2015, 09:19 PM   #49
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Martini Tower (1958-2004), Brussels, Belgium




One of the first modern skyscrapers in Western Europe. Replaced by this building:
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Old March 19th, 2015, 09:24 PM   #50
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Lotto Tower (1962-2003), Brussels, Belgium

Another tower in Brussels that had to go was the Lotto Tower. Demolished just because it was visible from the balconies of the City Hall.





Replaced by this fat (and much lower) ellipse:

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Oh that one was so nice! What a shame.
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