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Letter: Hector International Airport should present Fargo better

Gleye writes, "Many people receive their first impression of Fargo at the airport, and the terminal building’s current design, with its drab colors and work-a-day character, doesn’t do much to present the city in a positive light."

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It is excellent that Hector International Airport in Fargo is working on expansion plans.  As part of that work, I hope they will take a close look at the overall architectural design of the terminal building.  

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The expansion will improve air traffic flow and allow more room for concessions and recreation areas.

Many people receive their first impression of Fargo at the airport, and the terminal building’s current design, with its drab colors and work-a-day character, doesn’t do much to present the city in a positive light.  In fact, the airport terminal’s blandness unfortunately supports the impression that Fargo is a place where people wouldn’t really want to go – until they arrive at our wonderful downtown, of course.  The airport should represent Fargo as beautifully as our downtown does. 

Paul H. Gleye lives in Fargo.

This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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