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DTW layover pics

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Flew home to Grand Rapids through the new terminal last night, and took that opportunity to shoot some pics.

When I walked in, the tunnel was playing light jazz and had these colors.

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Did not race through it, but it didn't take very long to cycle through to these soothing shades and more Star Warsy sounds.

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The boy shown is from Atlanta. He loved the tunnel, and the fountain too. His mom had a much less enthusiastic viewpoint. "You're paying for it, too." Sheesh.

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I could have spent much more time watching this, but...um...felt inspired to go find a facility.

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L@@K!! Detroit has mass transit!!!

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Always on the lookout for great souvenirs (this is a magnet, photographed atop a Freep for which I searched three stores)

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Once the NWA modeling gig ends, this woman might have a celebrity look-alike career ahead of her.

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GRIPE: GRR (in Grand Rapids) has free Wifi. Little Rock has free Wifi.

DTW: $7.95 a day.

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Nice pics!

But, "we're paying for it"? Like Atlanta doesn't pay for its airport, roads, transit, water pipes, electrical lines, etc...good grief. :)

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Nice pics!

But, "we're paying for it"? Like Atlanta doesn't pay for its airport, roads, transit, water pipes, electrical lines, etc...good grief. :)

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i wish more adults could have the open-minded-ness(if thats a word) of kids who don't know the reputation of things and places and enjoy them for what they are as they do in ur story

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That's DTW? I did a lifetime's worth of flying before I was ten, and I haven't been back to DTW since, oh, around 1994. Looks great, and it isn't even sinking into the sea.

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Sinking into the sea? Huh?

That's DTW's Midfield Terminal (Edward H. McNamara Terminal/The Northwest WorldGateway) completed in 2002. It includes 122 gates, a people mover, among other amenities.

Not just that, but the Smith Terminal, the oldest terminal at DTW completed in 1957, is being replaced by the new, modern-styled, 700,000 square foot, 29-gate North Terminal, which is to open in 2008. Once the North Terminal is completed, the Smith Terminal will be demolished, and thank god.

Check out this link:

http://www.metroairport.com/project/

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Really, DTW is nearly a whole new airport.

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Isn't it built on some unstable man-made island? You'd have thought they'd have been a bit more careful. I never heard the Kansai comparison, though. You learn something new, everyday.

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Isn't it built on some unstable man-made island? You'd have thought they'd have been a bit more careful. I never heard the Kansai comparison, though. You learn something new, everyday.

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Isn't it built on some unstable man-made island? You'd have thought they'd have been a bit more careful. I never heard the Kansai comparison, though. You learn something new, everyday.

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That's DTW? I did a lifetime's worth of flying before I was ten, and I haven't been back to DTW since, oh, around 1994. Looks great, and it isn't even sinking into the sea.

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Wow, those are great shots! I always mean to check out that concourse when I'm flying out of DTW, but I always either forget or don't have enough time.

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Wow, those are great shots! I always mean to check out that concourse when I'm flying out of DTW, but I always either forget or don't have enough time.

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So, I always wondered...isn't the tunnel of lights the underground connecter to the international terminal? If so, do many domestic fliers just go down there to check it out because they know of it? If not, it seems like most people who come through the airport would never knew it existed meaning it's only visited by international travelers (mostly). Or am I wrong? I've never flew through the new Terminal at Detroit.

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I've never flown internationally directly from Detroit (Detroit => Atlanta => Switzerland) and I've had a number of flights take off from the new terminal...

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I'm pretty sure all different sorts of flights come through those terminals. In fact I think the international flights actually use the main concourse as the planes are usually larger and more full of people. If you look at the image above you'll see that the largest planes are on Concourse A while many of the smaller planes are on B and C.

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Many planes from Atlanta come into concourse b and c, thusly, making you walk the walkway.

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