Giant Swarovski crystal chandelier takes centre stage in Atlanta airport terminal

Big glass windows and a chandelier feature offer a few fun diversions from the humdrum of travel at the new international terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Giant Swarovski crystal chandelier takes centre stage at Atlanta's new airport terminal

The world's busiest airport just got bigger, with a touch of bling too. Source: AP/David Goldman

Airports are usually quite sterile places: all white walls, speckled floors and neon signage.

But some airports are keen to impress, and are dressing up their public spaces.

A Swarovski crystal chandelier hanging from the ceiling of Atlanta’s new $1.4 billion (£89m) international terminal is adding a touch of glamour to the atrium area.

Travellers passing through the new Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal can also take in runway views through the panoramic glass windows, breaking up the monotony of staring at concrete walls.

The benefits for passengers aren’t just aesthetic, though.

The separate international facility means that arriving international passengers will no longer need to pass through TSA security again to recheck their bags after clearing customs.

Do you think artwork displays and chandeliers are a nice touch or a waste of money at airports?

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