The City: Flying Downtown

A preview of how the U.S. city's air transportation facilities will be organized in the future was given last week with the announcement that New York City is planning two new, stamp-size, in-city landing facilities. Already Manhattan provides a direct helicopter service from atop the Pan Am building that hurdles the traffic on the way to the major airports; and it boasts a scattering of private copter pads, including one for the two-state Port Authority. Mayor John Lindsay uses the fire department's East River pier or the lawn of his official residence at...