detail Lehigh ontwerp Sloan & Johnson

Bibliografie

  • Pisano, Dominick A., American Airport Designs (reprint of the 1930 publication by the Lehigh Portland Cement Co.), The American Institute of Architects Press, Washington D.C., 1990
  • Eggebeen, Janna, Airport Age. Architecture and modernity in America (diss.), New York, 2007.

In 1929 werd er in Amerika een ontwerpwedstrijd uitgeschreven door de Lehigh Portland Cement Company met als doel het vinden van het ideale vliegveld, met name het ideale banenstelsel.

Over de invloed van deze wedstrijd: 'The widespread adoption of concrete runways in the United States may very well be one result of the Lehigh Portland Cement Company’s 1929 American Airport Design competition.' (Eggebeen (2007), p. 127) 'The goal of the Lehigh competition was two-fold: it hoped to raise awareness of airports as a unique design problem and to provide the remedy of well-designed airport plans. In particular, the competition outlined a program that was “to suggest practical airport designs of value to municipalities and other organizations which are today creating America’s future airports.”' (Eggebeen (2007), p. 128)

Articles

Lehigh ontwerp door Will Rice Amon

De vierde prijs ($500) in de Lehigh Airports Competition. Architect werkte bij Delano & Aldrich. Vogelvlucht luchthaven

1930

 Lehigh ontwerp door Will Rice Amon

De vierde prijs ($500) in de Lehigh Airports Competition. Architect werkte bij Delano & Aldrich. Beschrijving: 'Direct access from the public plaza to the passenger terminal building, with its covered loading docks, merits notice.

1930

Lehigh ontwerp door Major Edward M. Urband

'Runways bordering the rectangular field are separated from buildings by marginal areas.'

1930

Lehigh ontwerp Britton Kirton

'The hangar roofs constitute a public observation platform. The tower is a dangerous element that should be omitted.'

1930

Lehigh ontwerp W.J. Campbell

'The roof area of the loading docks is employed as a public observation terrace.'

1930

detail Lehigh ontwerp Sloan & Johnson

Honorable mention. 'Double runways are here employed in a modified Triarc field plan. Note simple hangar arrangement and generous parking space.'

1930

Lehigh Wheel design

'Looking far into the future, this design submitted by H. Alvater of New York, suggests a huge wheel resting on the roofs of many skyscrapers.'

1929