Terminal Thoughts

The terminal architecture at JFK is varied, and reconstruction is ongoing -- always, it seems.  It's an intensely active area, and the overall feeling for the casual visitor is that of being in someplace very futuristic, and perhaps also that of being in an environment that is quite unsettling.

All the AirTrain stops are fully enclosed, down to the precise door location for the cars.  The automated trains glide to each station and halt at the right place so that passengers are funneled between their train and the climate-controlled station interiors. 

There are likely several possible reasons to account for why windshield wipers are needed or desired on a system where no employee is responsible for the safe passage of the cars.   

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