London Airport Developments in the Central Terminal Building
London Published for the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation HMSO 1954
46pp comprising 9pp introductory text describing the project + series of fold out plans and diagrams showing the layout of the airport terminals including elevations and floor plans. There are also a series of 10 b/w photographs of the model of the airport termini taken from various angles. Royal 8vo. Lettered wrappers. Stapled. Perforated stamp of Hammersmith Public Library on upper wrapper, class mark and title in ink along edge. The appointment for the master planning and design of Heathrow Airport was the commission that allowed Frederick Gibberd to recommence practice after WW2. Gibberd's plan developed the idea of three central terminals, with associated parking, serving Domestic, European and International flights, with easy interchange between all three. At the centre was the 122 ft high control tower.