This simple concrete lot was a very Special Place.....back in the 60's and early 70's....I watch Planes take off and land.....for hours upon hours.....
Closed 2002, for construction of a 10,000 foot runway.....known as the "White Elephant" runway.....whole neighborhoods were wiped off the face of the earth....bought out, forced to relocate for this runway...This is a story unto itself...I will tell in a future post.
Most airline's refuse to use it today,...because it's just too far from the terminal....(fuel cost...and such)
Southwest Airline's flat out refuses to ever use it....over 3 miles to their terminal all the way on the other end of Lambert Field....
This once thriving Airport....is now only a "Shell" of it's former self ... when TWA Airlines was bought out, stolen or what ever terms you may want to use....American moved many of the flights away.
The runway expansion was planned over a ten year time frame...with the hope of Lambert Field becoming one of the midwest's top airport's, and especially for international destinations.....Now, mostly 737's and the regionals are coming and going.
The lovely picture is compliments of a dear friend....and I Thank You again!!!