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Los Angeles International Airport CE 101 Term Project Sarah Milbes Noor Nabulsi George Mikhaiel Paul Van Dyk
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A Brief History of The Los Angeles International Airport , Los Angeles, California By Sarah Milbes CE 101: Introduction to CE & CEM
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3 The Beginning The original site of the Los Angeles airport was once a bean field back in the 1920’s. In 1928, the Los Angeles City Council selected 640 acres, in nearby Westchester, as the location of a new airport for the growing city. Hangar No. 1, was erected in 1929. Figure 1: Los Angeles Airport in 1931 CE 101: Introduction to CE & CEM
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4 LAX was originally named “Mines Field” after William W. Mines, the real estate agent who arranged its lease. Mines Field was dedicated as the official airport of Los Angeles in 1930. Originally leased at $100,000 per year, the city of Los Angeles purchased it later in 1937 for $2,000,000. In the 1940’s, expansion and redevelopment plans were implemented costing more than $73,000,000. The Beginning CE 101: Introduction to CE & CEM
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5 The Post-World War II Period Mines Field was officially changed to Los Angeles Airport in 1941, then to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in 1949. In 1953 a tunnel was constructed below the runway to accommodate the street traffic on Sepulveda Boulevard so as to allow the airport to extend to the Pacific Ocean. It was the first tunnel of its kind. Figure 2: Los Angeles Airport abutting the Pacific Ocean CE 101: Introduction to CE & CEM
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The “X” in LAX? A two-letter abbreviation based on the weather station at the airports were used before the 1930s. So, at that time, LA served as the designation for Los Angeles International Airport. But, with the rapid growth in the aviation industry, it was expanded to three letters, and LA became LAX. The letter X does not otherwise have any specific meaning in this identifier 6 CE 101: Introduction to CE & CEM
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7 The Jet Age The first jet service at LAX was inaugurated in 1959, serving passengers between Los Angeles and New York. Today, LAX is the world’s fifth-busiest airport handling over 60 million passengers and more than two million tons of freight annually. The airport supplies Southern California with an estimated 59,000 jobs and is projected to provide over 100,000 jobs by the end of the next decade. Figure 3: Los Angeles International Airport
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8 Thank you for your attention! Now
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