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NYC's LaGuardia Airport

HA!  You know I collect these!  Here's Atlanta's and here's Amsterdam's.

LaGuardia is the smallest of NYC's 3 main airports and is located in the burrough of Queens.  "In 1960, it was voted the "greatest airport in the world" by the worldwide aviation community."  It was named after Fiorello LaGuardia, a former mayor of NYC from 1934 to 1945 (the year I was born).

This was the airport we flew in and out of on our recent vacation trip to NYC.

[I'm in Atlanta today.]


NYC's LaGuardia Airport

HA!  You know I collect these!  Here's Atlanta's and here's Amsterdam's.

LaGuardia is the smallest of NYC's 3 main airports and is located in the burrough of Queens.  "In 1960, it was voted the "greatest airport in the world" by the worldwide aviation community."  It was named after Fiorello LaGuardia, a former mayor of NYC from 1934 to 1945 (the year I was born).

This was the airport we flew in and out of on our recent vacation trip to NYC.

[I'm in Atlanta today.]


comments (18)

Pretty cool looking tower. Atlanta's is nice too.
Ginnie Hart: Don't you just love them. smile
  • Kay
  • Portland, city of roses
  • 6 May 2007, 02:01
Ah, Ginnie, this almost looks like a lighthouse with holes in it smile I like this traffic center.
Ginnie Hart: It actually surprised me, Kay, because I wasn't expecting it to look like that! smile
  • Suby
  • UK, Milton Keynes
  • 6 May 2007, 06:32
Cool

Suby
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Suby!
  • L.Reis
  • Lisbon
  • 6 May 2007, 09:02
Nice graphism and composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you lindly, Lina.
I love airport shots, this is good. Looks like a big shaker (for making long drinks)
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're right, Aksel. grin
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 6 May 2007, 14:16
I like this tower! And your post just confirms what I've felt about Laguardia. It's my favorite airport. I have loved flying in and out of there from Detroit, such an easy trip. Last time I did wait a long time in the take-off line on the tarmac, but that can't be helped once in a while.

Glad you thought of getting the tower. I've been looking at Karl's photo book of Garry Winogrand's work in 1964. He has a lot of airport shots. So cool!
Ginnie Hart: Maybe it's our favorite because it's the smallest? Doesn't have anything to prove! smile

I was actually quite surprised by this tower. I have never seen anything like it...now that I'm paying attention.

I'm eager to see that book!!! Make sure I see it some day.
Very 60's too Ginnie; I flew into Newark back in 1987 - too long ago!
Ginnie Hart: That was the year we moved to Atlanta, Chris! grin

You're right--very '60s!! Thanks.
  • Max Black
  • watering the garden in the rain....
  • 6 May 2007, 14:51
Hey there was me thinking you'd found some crazy Art Deco cocktail shaker from the thumbnail....need to upgrade my prescription.
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's what Aksel thought it was. I've never seen anything like it in airport towers, now that I'm paying attention. smile

Thanks for commenting, David.
I like !! Have a great week Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zeb. You, too. smile
  • _Monika_
  • cloudy London
  • 6 May 2007, 18:17
Hmm, interesting to see these towers so different on different airports... To be honest, I have never paid attention to them! Now I willsmile
I have very pleasant memories related with LaGurdia airport, in waiting hall they had big white rocking chairs (!) facing huge windows. I spend there 2 hours waiting for my plane to Seattle, rocking and admiring planes taking offsmile Any idea if they are still there??
Ginnie Hart: Now that I'm paying attention myself, Monika, I've never seen any like this one. So retro. smile

My sister, Ruth says she's not seen those rocking chairs in the year she's been flying there. Are you sure you weren't dreaming?! grin That would be so cool.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 6 May 2007, 18:54
I have not seen rocking chairs in the year I've been flying from there. Sounds cool though! smile
Ginnie Hart: I just let Monika know. Thanks, Ruth! But wouldn't that be cool, yes!
It looks like the front of a (very skinny) ship. smile

Such an interesting structure. Fun to see.
Ginnie Hart: Yep. I can see it, Red Pen. The entire top looks like the cruise ships we've been on. Hadn't even thought of that!
You know you are traveling too much, when.... smile I rather like this tower. The polka dots are probably the reason why it was so popular in the 60!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Martin! But at least you can say I'm using the opportunities before me! grin

I think you're definitely right about the polka dots. smile
ur certainly getting around everywhere...as martin said, thos polka dots...love 'em...im sure theyve got some strobe lights hidden away that they bring out at night and shine at tower...
Ginnie Hart: I would LOVE to see this at night, Sam, because you're probably right. Then you'd REALLY see polka dots! grin
  • Ellie
  • 6 May 2007, 23:19
It looks a bit like a posh colander!
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're right, Ellie. smile
Wow !! Viendo la miniatura pensaba que se trataba de un faro!. Es una curiosa torre de control !!

Wow !! Seeing the thumbnail it thought that one was a light. It is a peculiar control tower! smile
Ginnie Hart: Very peculiar, indeed, Jose. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 May 2007, 20:35
Mmm and again you didn't get chased for taking the picture - lucky you?
Great pic and I love the rust mark as an exclamation.
Ginnie Hart: Ha! Only you would see, let alone remark, on that rust spot, Louis. grin

I hope I'm not pressing my luck on these towers?!
  • Julischka
  • the centre of EU
  • 8 May 2007, 07:26
What an interesting building. And I thought airport towers always look the same. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Julia! Color us both surprised. smile

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