AVIATION: Bigger Than Grand Central

New York's Idlewild international airport, once a shantytown of jumbled wooden buildings, is rapidly taking shape as the world's best—as well as biggest—air terminal. Last week Eastern Air Lines opened a $20 million, four-acre terminal, the largest ever built for use of a single airline. Last month United Airlines opened its $14.5 million terminal. By 1963 U.S. lines will build five more of their own terminals, completing Idlewild's $150 million decentralized Terminal City passenger complex.

Eastern's new terminal, a three-story expanse of granite, concrete and emerald-tinted glass, is nearly double the floor space for the entire Newark Airport building, which...

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