Airports, Cities, and the Jet Age: US Airports Since 1945 by Janet R. Bednarek

By Janet R. Bednarek

This ebook explores the connection among towns and their advertisement airports. those very important transportation amenities are in the community owned and controlled and civic leaders and boosters have made them critical to sometimes expansive monetary improvement desires, together with the development of architecturally major constructions. despite the fact that, different metropolitan citizens have paid a excessive expense for the growth of air transportation, as battles over jet airplane noise resulted not just in quieter jet engine applied sciences, yet profound alterations within the metropolitan panorama with the clearance of either city and suburban neighborhoods. And within the wake of Sept. 11, the USA advertisement airport has emerged because the position the place american citizens such a lot absolutely event the protection regime brought after these terrorist assaults.

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For example, New York City has held to top spot on the list of largest American cities since the first census in 1790. C. , Boston, San Francisco, Houston, Seattle, Newark, Dallas, and Denver. Of those cities, all but Baltimore and Newark still rank in the top 25 largest cities, though Baltimore is close at number 26. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, and San Francisco had top 10 airports in both 1954 and 2010. Most of the cities having top airports in 2010 that were not among the largest cities in 1950 are Sunbelt (Southern and Western) and/or resort cities: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Charlotte, Miami, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale.

The other nine “busiest airports” were New York-LaGuardia, Washington National, Los Angeles, Dallas Love, San Francisco, Cleveland, Miami, St. Louis, and Atlanta. By 1966—based on passenger data—the list looked much the same. Chicago was still on top, though the airport was the newer, larger O’Hare, not Midway and New York-Kennedy (new to the list) replaced New York-LaGuardia in the second spot, though LaGuardia remained in the top ten. Otherwise, while there were some shifts in the rankings, the list remained remarkably consistent with Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Washington National, Miami, Dallas-Love, and New YorkLaGuardia remaining.

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