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World’s most beautiful airports welcome flyers with innovative design

Excerpt from CNN Travel

Jun 07, 2013 9:58 am

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Well-known architecture critic Paul Goldberger argues that airport efficiency should be a given, but aesthetic design, although becoming more common, is by no means the industry standard.

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Dramatic entries are a given with air travel, and airports should convey a sense of welcome and arrival to travelers landing in a new city, like the great train stations of yesteryear, says architecture critic Paul Goldberger.

That doesn’t usually happen.

“An inspiring grand welcome to a place is not something you get in most of them,” says Goldberger, contributor to Vanity Fair, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his architecture criticism at The New York Times and author of “Why Architecture Matters.” “Most only aspire to a sense of efficiency and most don’t even achieve that.”

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