Aug 15, 200610:41 AMThe Life
PSP: terminal velocity
Aug 15, 2006 - 10:41 AMPalm Springs International Airport (PSP) has a fascinating history, I must say. And it looks pretty darn cool these days, thanks mainly to Donald Wexler.
The 2001 expansion design is very eye-catching, too. [Click thumbnail photo to enlarge.] It takes advantage of our valley's desert climate, the perfect place for an attractive, sustainable "resortport." The terminal makes use of energy-saving tents: a lightweight, cable-supported tension structure, its membrane made of Teflon-coated fiberglass, rises about the pavilion to enclose its main hall, and similarly shades pedestrian routes.
Other PSP links: FAA flight delay status + FlightAware live flight tracking + current weather (previous 3 days) + Palm Springs Air Museum