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.


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 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).