Archive for ‘O’Hare’

June 25, 2012

International 5

The international section at O’Hare airport is numbered as the fifth terminal at an airport with only four terminals. I guess the international terminal was No. 4 back in the day, but due to renovation became No. 5 and no No. 4 was ever reopened. Most times I travel the trains between hubs I see an out-of-towner gazing up at the airport map trying to figure out where No. 4 went. No. 5 is pretty, especially during blue hour on a cloudy night when the flags are flapping.
International 5
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June 24, 2012

A lot of control

With the sun already setting behind O’Hare International Airport I decided to get as high up as possible to catch the control tower against the magenta clouds. The massive parking garage, which stretches across three huge terminals, is the only place I know for such a vantage point. The sixth floor was eerily empty on this night. Cheap fluorescent bulbs that light the parking lot create a greenish hue in the pavement which contrasts nicely with the pinks and purples.
A lot of control
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