Chicago’s Midway Airport

This is Chicago’s Midway Airport and yes, at the end of all the criss-crossing runways, and surrounding it on every side are houses. Midway is smack-bang in the middle of a residential area. Fortunately the airport has these tiny little buffers in place, presumably to stop any plane that might overshoot the runway from ploughing headlong into the junction on the other side of the fence. Scary stuff. These images were taken around 5 years ago, whilst the airport was being completely rebuilt (without ever closing), and you can clearly see where the old terminal building (with the…

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