I spend a lot of time in airports. Wait around as much as I do and you begin to admire airport design. Think the TWA Terminal at JFK, Terminal B at SJC, the International Terminal at SFO, the passenger arrival canopy at PDX, or the mountain range roof of DEN.
Gorgeous. High. Open. Airy. Look up and you’re already in flight.
Look a bit closer, though, and you may also feel afraid. The structural components that support [...]