Newark International Airport


Newark International Airport
Newark Liberty International Airport



Newark Airport, opened in 1928, was the first large commercial airport in the United States, and the first to serve the New York metropolitan area. It was also the busiest airport in the world from 1930-1939. The three buildings recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, the Administration Building (Building One), the Medical Building, and Brewster Hangar, represent the early years of the airport.

The Administration Building was built in 1935 in the Art Deco style. It contained passenger waiting areas and concourses, a mail facility, and offices. It was also home to a 10-panel mural by the artist Arshile Gorky. Only two panels remain, and can be viewed at the Newark Museum. Today, Building One serves as a museum and airport offices of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The Medical Building was built in 1934-1938 also in the Art Deco style, and provided medical services. And the Brewster Hangar, built in 1938, was boasted as being the most advanced of its time, consisting of oil heating and electric doors.





Condition History

In 1948, the airport was taken over by the Port Authority, began expanding the airport, and in 1972, it was renamed Newark International Airport. Building One was moved in 2000-2001 to facilitate the expansion of an airport runway. The name was changed again to Newark Liberty International Airport as a tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and to the Statue of Liberty. Its current state is the result of various expansions and renovations over the past 5 decades, and it continues to grow and improve.


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