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International Airport . Airport terminal with jetways, check-in, security, baggage claim, and all that other fun stuff. . I came up with a name for this one. This is Hagerup International Airport, the latest large building i've been inspired to build, mainly after a couple of trips to Logan this week, and seeing the new international terminal there. But this bears no resemblance to any of that, it just gave me the idea. It's named after one of my old Aeronautical Engineering professors at RPI, who was kind enough to let me graduate. Anyway, these pictures start off with it under construction. This is the first level of the building, at the top of the south escalator, near the rental car counter. the baggage claim conveyors can be seen going up the left side of the picture with flashing lights to indicate that they're running. At lower left is the doorway into the parking garage. Here's the finished baggage-claim area, with lots of people in them. Nothing important here except a good view of the diagonal conveyors that poke their way into the (forthcoming) second level's ticket counters. Here's a view underneath the upper-level roadway at the entry for the arrivals level. i'm not exactly sure why people are going in the doors here. oopsie. but that's okay. As work progresses, the baggage level gets a roof, and the facade of the building goes up. The front windows and doors are added. The airfield side of the building will have a series of huge glass windows, and the roof will slope from the airfield side to the land side, gently. i hope. here's a higher-angle view of the whole thing. Oh yeah, and here's the metal detectors. Can't be too careful these days... Here's the jetways; two of them are finished so far. They're articulated in two directions, and can adjust to the height of the aircraft, assuming I get around to building them. Here's the cafe, with a couple of nice people enjoying a fresh baguette. The cafe is on the third level, and the stairway to it actually goes in between the ticket counters, then across a landing that overlooks Gate B, and up to the terrace. The cafe has a bar and a couple of chefs fighting over a rather small grill. With the interior nearing completion, the roof goes on. And the building looked too clean and inviting, so the roof had to be black. Actually, no, that's just the color of pieces i had the most of when it came time to build the roof. Anyway, the roof panels have an upswept end to them, similar to flower petals. Evil flower petals. Or something. Here's the front view of the building, with half the roof on. You can see some of the exposed support struts on the outer part of the roof. Here's the airfield side of the building, which is actually a heck of a lot more attractive, i think. The roof panels sweep up and away from the glass, so it lets a lot of light into the building. Not that i'm not pleased with the front side, mind you, i just think that the front looks better from a lego guy's perspective, where the black roof isn't so overwhelming. More to come...

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