(Hat tip to my friend, David, for sending me the link)
Good afternoon everyone. It is not everyday that you have the chance to own history (or at least a small piece of airport equipment), but today you can! Heathrow Airport is remodelling Terminal 1, so they are removing all items and equipment. There are several hundred items that will go up for auction soon, so if you are interested, click here to view the catalog.
Here is some history regarding Terminal 1:
Terminal 1 was opened in 1968 and was formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II in April 1969. At the time Terminal 1 was the biggest short-haul terminal of its kind in Western Europe.
A new pier (the so-called Europier) was added in the 1990’s which increased the capacity of the terminal, catering for widebody aircraft. In 2005, a substantial redesign and redevelopment of Terminal 1 was completed, which saw the opening of the new Eastern Extension, doubling the departure lounge in size and creating additional seating and retail space.
As part of this unique offering ‘Turn key’ solutions are available for the extraction, refurbishment and re-installation globally of the airport systems.
Is there anything that you are interested in owning? Let me know. Good luck if you do decide to bid.