Travel + Leisure has come out with their list of the “World’s Ugliest Airports,” a catalog of the world’s 12 biggest visual disasters in the world of aviation. Not surprisingly, some of the world’s most trafficked hubs top the list.
Some fun tidbits:
• New York’s JFK: “Especially loathed are the Delta terminals, which industrial designer David Gresham calls ‘filthy, dilapidated, and unclear in any sense of signage or direction.'”
• Paris’ Charles de Gaulle: “[the airport] has rendered everyone who works there sociopathic. Its staff are literally unable to empathize with the appalling experiences they inflict on passengers.”
• And perhaps most damning, London’s Heathrow: “This is a terminal for a country that had lost an empire and didn’t know its role in the world, or what style of architecture would reflect this.” Ouch.
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