Photos of the Week: Reflecting on History

Construction on the TMP is underway, roof and roadways forming

By BlueSkyStaff

Published August 14, 2023

Read Time: 2 mins


Most people don’t get to be part of history each time they fly; passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport do.

Each time they visit the airport, PIT passengers get to see the progress being made on the Terminal Modernization Program. Just a few months ago, airport staff and local leaders gathered together for a “topping out” ceremony to celebrate placing the final steel beam on the new terminal, and in July, the beam was finally placed.

Pete Butler captured this bird’s (or should we say plane’s?) eye view photo of the TMP on his departing flight from PIT. His photo shows the roof coming together and the start of the new roadway system.

The terminal has made a lot of progress since construction started almost two years ago, but there’s still more to do. By the time it’s complete in 2025, it will have a multi-modal parking garage, outdoor areas, updated technology and much more. So next time you visit PIT, make sure to snap a photo of the new Pittsburgh airport; soon, you’ll be standing in it!

In another part of the country, Rita Zolot sent us this photo just before she left Washington, D.C. The Washington Monument stands tall against the clear blue sky and sea of buildings. We hope she enjoyed capturing this piece of history before she left our nation’s capital.

Thanks for sharing these photos, Pete and Rita!

Our readers continue to pass along shots of unique aircraft, international airports, historical events, gorgeous views and even family vacation photos for this feature. We love them! Keep them coming—you can  click here for submission guidelines. 

The Washington Monument as seen from a flight at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. (Photo submitted by Rita Zolot)

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