What year was the present terminal at Quincy Regional Airport built?

A rendering of the terminal at the Quincy Regional Airport shows the design by architect John Benya. The terminal cost $680,632 to build, and it opened to the public Oct. 2, 1971. | Submitted Illustration
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Sep. 2, 2017 12:01 am

What year was the present terminal at Quincy Regional Airport built? I love the blue ceiling.

The terminal at Quincy Regional Airport was dedicated May 10, 1972, and attracted a crowd estimated at 16,000. Gov. Richard Ogilvie was a guest, and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels put on a demonstration. The terminal opened to the public Oct. 2, 1971.

Construction of the terminal took about two years from its groundbreaking at a cost of $680,632. It was designed by Quincy architect John Benya.

A May 5, 1972, article in The Herald-Whig notes that the building "is a circle of many circles ... on a split three-level plan. The exterior walls are entirely of brown-toned, half-circle windows separated by upward-curving sections of a striking green masonry."

At the dedication, Benya said he "wanted to give the people of Quincy a building concept that the world has never seen before ... also a building that would feel new, pleasant forever."

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