Norman Bel Geddes Database
Job 110, Rotary Airport, 1932-1945
Summary: In Horizons (job 270), the Rotary Airport was illustrated with numerous plans, sections, and diagrams showing how planes could clear skyscrapers and manage prevailing winds. In this way, Bel Geddes hoped to deflect criticism that building a floating airport in New York harbor was preposterous. Passengers went ashore by traveling an 800-foot-long moving walkway below the harbor.