The history and future of airport design.

What we build.
July 22 2009 9:31 AM

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The history and future of airport design.

Click here to read a slide-show essay on the history of airport architecture.

Click here to read a slide-show essay on the history of airport architecture.

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Witold Rybczynski is Slate's architecture critic His latest book is The Biography of a Building: How Robert Sainsbury and Norman Foster Built a Great Museum. Visit his Web site. Follow him on Twitter.