Reporter’s Notebook

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is a charming

place to visit

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the world’s most connected airport. It covers over 7,000 acres of area and served 54 million passengers in 2021. The airport is named after Edward O’Hare, a WWII hero.

Tatyana Nyborg, TCC Connection Metro Campus editor, recently visited Chicago O’Hare International Airport on her way from the United States to Europe. Read her essay below.

Chicago O’Hare International Airport has an innovative urban architectural design. Its arched ceilings are similar to the ceiling designs in Gothic churches in Western Europe. Chess-like flooring adds charm and creates an uplifting atmosphere. Photo by Tatyana Nyborg.
): A musician plays piano to entertain passengers who are relaxing at the airport’s cafe or bar. Photo by Tatyana Nyborg.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is full of restaurants, shops, and unusual airport businesses, such as a spa. Photo by Tatyana Nyborg.
The area between terminals has multicolor electric lights, which sparkle while passengers walk to their destinations. Photo by Tatyana Nyborg.
An oval-shaped restaurant with comfortable green sofas is a perfect place to eat and take a break from hurrying up to the next flight. Photo by Tatyana Nyborg.
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