The Hemisphere: Face-Lift for Gander

Some 300,000 transatlantic air travelers put in each year at Newfoundland's big Gander Airport, and few can ever forget the soul-sinking impression of bleakness that hangs over the place like a built-in fog. The ramshackle Gander terminal, jerry-built from wartime barracks and hangars, ranks as one of the gloomiest and most primitive stations on all the world's airways. Last week Canada announced that Gander will get a long-overdue facelifting. A new $2,000,000 terminal will be built this summer, with restaurants, shops, a movie theater and comfortable waiting rooms for weary tourists.


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