February 17, 2003

Elevated Tunnels

Category: Architecture , Aviation , Design

Heathrow, Terminal 1: The outlying gates here are connected by very long tubes with no windows. The lack of glass would make sense if they were underground, but they're actually elevated quite high in the air. Even if you're not a big airport fan, it's nice to be able to see the action taking place outside, if for no other reason than to thwart claustrophobia.

Perhaps the lack of windows saves money, perhaps they're temporary structures, but sheesh, they're miserable. At least the terminal itself has a few little portholes.

Posted by Nick at February 17, 2003 7:31 PM