Looks like yesterday’s auction at the old Indianapolis International Airport terminal was a big success.
According to this article, about 2,5000 people showed up and snatched up most all the “furniture, furnishings and fixtures” put on the auction block.
(Photo courtesy Daniel Incandela)
Evan Strange, who’s just finishing up his Communications & Marketing Internship at the airport, attended the auction and sent along some notes:
I have been to auctions before, but nothing quite like this. Not only were there thousands of items, but they were all being sold in an abandoned airport, which added a sense of eerie nostalgia that is hard to explain…. One of the best parts of the auction was seeing all the people that came out… People from all walks of life, locals and internationals, serious bidders, and souvenir searchers were all there looking for their “piece” of the old IND.
The people I talked to at the auction seemed to be surprised about all of the different items being auctioned, from aerial photographs of the old terminal, to water coolers and refrigerators.
Wish you’d been there? Dan Incandela was and he was kind enough to post some of his photos from the event on Flickr.
Here are my favorites:
(Photos courtesy Daniel Incandela)
If you attended the auction, please let us know what you saw – and if you bought anything!