Tempelhof Airport

No go for Tempelhof Airport

It looks like its curtains after all for Berlin’s historic Tempelhof International Airport.

According to news reports, airport supporters failed to get enough people to vote this past weekend to keep the airport open. There wasn’t even enough turn-out to have the vote be considered valid.

Tempelholf Airport played a crucial role in the one of the biggest humanitarian air relief missions in history: the Berlin Airlift during the Cold War. The facility is Germany’s oldest commercial airport and is said to be the world’s third largest building, behind the Pentagon and Ceausescu’s palace in Bucharest.


Tempelhof Airport Interior
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