Thoughts on airport’s design

— I had the pleasure of visiting Plattsburgh International Airport for the first time to pick up a family member from out of town.

While the parking was a breeze and the building inside was neat, clean and operating professionally, I was stunned that the designers and builders did not provide waiting guests with a view of the flight line.

The building is perfectly situated to provide visitors with a magnificent view of the valley and mountains, yet there are no windows from inside where a waiting individual can see the runway.

Plus, when you walk outside to enjoy the view, the park benches all face the parking lot. There is not one bench aimed at the view and the flight line. How stupid is that?

Cheers for the new building, but jeers for insensitivity to its setting and the fun of watching planes take off and land. This international facility is missing key features that could greatly enhance its welcome to the visitors of the Champlain Valley and Adirondacks.

Kathryn Reinhardt


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