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Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia

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Originally appeared in 10 Buildings That Changed America
on May 12, 2013
Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia
Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia (1962)

Eero Saarinen's expressive and theatrical structure was the first airport in the world designed exclusively for jets. Topped by a seemingly impossible swooping concrete roof, the structure is described in the documentary as a combination of "curvy Jet Age with the classical architecture of Washington DC." Sadly Saarinen never got to see the finished project, as he died of a brain tumor while it was still in construction.

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