Modern Living: New Pad

Just as spectacular in its own way is the new heliport that opened for business last week atop Manhattan's Pan Am Building, 59 stories in the air. From that pad, New York Airways will whisk travelers from midtown Manhattan to Kennedy Airport in only seven minutes (v. the 45-minute taxi trip) for $7. Passengers can check their luggage at Pan Am's mezzanine-level counter, never have to bother with it again until they land in London or Bombay.

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