Back to the 60's.....

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  1. Travel2Food
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    Sitting at JFK at the Gate 6 SkyClub (the only one open in this terminal, but that's another rant). As I arrived and wandered through the terminal & overpriced shops, I was thinking "this is SO '60's". Was it the "Dunlop" moving walkway? Was it the Pan-Am roof overhang? Was it the tiles on the wall" Then it hit me - the background music being played was '60's tunes.

    Sigh.

    Someday this terminal complex will be replaced.
     
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    Maybe the 60s music is the best thing about JFK Terminals 2 and 3.

    My personal pet peeve is the TSA dude who's always yelling the same rules at elite passengers in line for screening. If we fly enough to be there, do you think we know by now to take our shoes off? Also, I always see someone there in a DL uniform not checking that people are entitled to be in that line. GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
     
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    She puts the lotion in the baggie....
     
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    Did you follow me here? I didn't know you fly DL!
     
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    [​IMG]

    Don't forget your ticket info was kept on Deltamatic, which was brand new in 1966!

    Delta: Bringing you yesterday's technology today, and today's technology at some indiscriminate point in 2045.
     
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    I haven't yet but I may some day so want to keep up with all the lastest news :)
     
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    Welcome to our forum. Don't forget to visit the lounge, where you'll see some familiar characters including SS and CTM. Abby is the resident bartender and takes good care of everyone.
     
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    I loved the '60s and especially loved the music. That was the last decade in which I was single. ;)
     
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    Your 60's is my 80's. Just curious if you did not like 80's music the same way I despise pretty much all of today's music*.

    *although I was single in the 80's and the 00's.;)
     
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    If DL would return JFK to the 1960s and grab the TWA terminal, that wouldn't be so bad, although that iconic building was home to a lot of little birds.
     
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    I liked some '80s music. Every decade has some good music. As far as the 21st Century music scene goes, my daughter has dragged me into indy pop where I am forced to love her songs--I am so prejudiced. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pJB323dpaA&NR=1
     
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    Haha....that's great! I guess I'm the one that's going to be turning into one of those turn-that-****-down curmudgeons.
     
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    Once upon a time....[​IMG]
     
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    A couple years ago our art museums hosted a special show focused on the architect how designed the TWA terminal at JFK, including some models and old photos. It was fascinating. The guy also designed homes, churches, business buildings, university buildings, etc. and had a very interesting life.
     
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    basically looks the same today ;)
     
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    If I could "Like" this 3 times I would.
     
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    T3 is a dump
     
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    T2 is a dump too
     
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    I really don't have a problem with T2 especially now with the renovated Sky Club... T3 on the other hand....
     
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    SC in T2 is OK though I haven't noticed much difference from the recent past, but still doesn't even approach the AA Admiral's Club/Flagship Lounge at JFK - IMHO. Terminal 2 a/k/a "the bus station" is a dump IMHO. And I found that the food selections at the SkyClub were substantially worse than the last time I went through JFK.

    There was only ONE SkyClub open in T3 on the outbound for this trip - the other two, including the former business class lounge near Gate 11 - were closed.
     
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    Although the roadway to the rooftop parking is part of history (as is the parking itself).
     
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    Though I wish the Blue Meatball was still there....;)
     
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    Eero Saarinen.

    He also did the main Dulles Airport Terminal building, Black Rock (the CBS headquarters in Manhattan) and the Gateway Arch.

    He and his father designed several beautiful buildings in Columbus, Indiana (the chairman of Cummings Diesel, an architecture buff, paid for international architects to design government and commercial buildings, schools and churches (and his own house) - several have been designated National Historical Landmarks. Here's Eero's North Christian Church in Columbus:

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    If you're ever in Indianapolis on a business trip and have free time, it's well worth the time to drive down to Columbus.
     
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    Thank you. I was afraid to attempt to spell his name. IIRC, his father was also an architect. The exhibits included most of the buildings you've mentioned, including some great photos showing how the Arch was constructed.
     
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