Friday, July 22, 2011

Come Fly With Me! - Part 2

Here are some more very cool 1960's airport postcards from my collection. I can tell you that it was exciting and fun to fly back then. ENJOY!

Theme Building - The central structure of the new "Jet Age" International Airport of Los Angeles, California. The entire design planning is different and unique - featuring an aerial view dining room under the dome.

A scene at the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, in which planes of Eastern, TWA and Lake Central Airlines are featured.

Peoria Airport Illinois - Peoria's jet age airport is located 4.5 miles southwest of downtown Peoria; comprises 1,200 acres; four runways up to 8,000 feet long; is headquarters for various governmental groups including the 169th Fighter Squadron, Air National Guard.

Sky Harbor Airport - Phoenix, Arizona - Spectacular murals by world famous artist, Paul Coze, adorn the Lobby. This center panel "Water and Fire" shows the Phoenix Bird aflame sitting on a date tree, burning himself to be reborn from the ashes. Smoke turns into rain clouds and water collected by Roosevelt Dam. Native materials were used in building the bird.

3 comments:

Cory Gross said...

It's unfortunate that the Theme Building is largely surrounded by parkcades now. Diminishes the effect somewhat.

Paul Duca said...

I don't think that's simply a parking lot in the Pittsburgh photo...it has to be a rental car holding area, as all the vehicles are 1967 models.

Paul Duca said...

Addenum to previous posting...there is one 1965 vehicle there (the black Ford Fairlane 500).