The Past and Future of the Defunct Berlin Tempelhof Airport

“The Mother of All Airports” is a mini documentary about the history and future of Berlin Tempelhof Airport. The airport was once Cold War-era West Berlin’s busiest air hub, but its aging facilities and competition from newer airports led to its closure in 2008. Plans are now underway to redevelop the airport as a public open space. At present, the 900 acre site is open to the public as a park, while the airport’s 3 million square feet of interior space are available to rent. The documentary short is part of the PBS Digital Studios series “Unusual Spaces.”

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