CVG collecting stories to remember Terminals 1 and 2 before demolition


The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is asking the community to share stories and photos from memories of Terminals 1 and 2. The terminals will be demolished this year to make way for the construction of a new car rental facility, which should be completed by 2021.
 
The terminals, which were built in 1947 and 1974 respectively, are functionally obsolete. Terminal 1 served airline passengers until 2007, and Terminal 2 was in use until 2012. Now only Terminal 3, which is CVG’s main terminal, serves airline passengers.
 
CVG is searching for stories about the terminals, whether someone welcomed a son or daughter home from combat, got engaged, told their family they were pregnant or visited Cincinnati for the first time. All stories are important.
 
“Airports are places where important moments in people’s lives take place,” says Mindy Kershner, Senior Manager of Public and Government Affairs for CVG. “Terminals 1 and 2 are part of our shared history, and we don’t want them to come down without attempting to recognize and document this shared sense of community.”
 
Once the stories are collected, they’ll be compiled into a video documentary and posted on CVG’s website to be shared through other channels. The stories will then become part of the airport’s history archives.
 
CVG will be collecting stories over the next few weeks. You can submit them here.
 

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Caitlin Koenig is a Cincinnati transplant and 2012 grad of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She's the department editor for Soapbox Media and currently lives in Northside with her husband, Andrew, and their three furry children. Follow Caitlin on Twitter at @caite_13.  
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