Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia

  • Date
    6/2/2007 (creation)
Related person
Jane Murphy (was created by)
"The building of the airport started on September 2, 1958, seven and a half months after the site selection. When it opened four years later, in 1962, Dulles International Airport had a strikingly beautiful terminal building which would become a landmark to travelers worldwide. The terminal was a compact, two-level structure; 600 feet long and 200 feet wide. While it was built without extensions onto the airfield for aircraft loading, it was designed to be expanded up to 320 feet at either end (this expansion was actually completed 34 years later in 1996). The terminal was "topped off" with a distinctive 193-foot high, glass-enclosed, control tower cab which provided the air traffic controllers with an unobstructed view for many miles in all directions." --http://www.metwashairports.com/dulles/about_dulles_international_2/histo... Keywords: United States, Virginia, Fairfax County, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Submitted by Jane Murphy.
1950s (1950 - 1959)
1960s (1960 - 1969)