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Conveyance

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"O’Hare International Airport

 

It looks and sounds like a time machine. But it’s not. It’s an 800ft tunnel that connects concourses B and C in Terminal 1 of Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Designed by Helmut Jahn, it’s not a typical tunnel. Moving walkways pull globetrotters through the long passageway beneath multicolored neon lights that race along its reflective ceiling. Undulating illuminated walls and chiming transcendental music complete the time-warped effect. When people emerge from the escalators into the United terminal they might expect to find themselves in the year 2050. More likely they are running late for a plane that’s about to take off promptly in the year 2012"

 

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Taken on June 23, 2012