AVIATION: Umbrella for Airplanes

At New York's Idlewild International Airport last week, Pan American World Airways opened the world's most striking terminal—a $12 million glass-and-steel circular structure that is topped off by an immense, umbrellalike, cantilevered roof. With a 114-ft. overhang, the roof can shelter all but the tail sections of six jetliners at one time. Pan Am's is the fourth individual terminal to be opened at Idlewild. American, United and Eastern are already in operation. By 1962 the North-west-Braniff-Northeast building will be up. So will Eero Saarinen's spectacular gull-like TWA terminal. Altogether, U.S. and...