Mayor Slay Mid-Century Modern

Lambert Terminal Will Be Rehabbed — Carefully

by Michael R. Allen

According to a post on, the $100 million airport terminal reconstruction project will “carefully rehab” airport’s landmark main terminal by Minoru Yamasaki. As the region’s most widely used modernist building, the integrity of the terminal is an extremely important expression of local stewardship of mid-century design. Alongside rehab, the terminal could be enhanced by removal of some of the intrusive canopies in front and other later alterations. While full restoration is unlikely, a sympathetic rehabilitation could restore much of the modern character of the terminal that is a worldwide gateway to the city (just like another modernist icon).