Port Aspire was founded in 1910 by a group of Americans. The City's original name was Port Dickson. However, in 1912, the city's name was changed to its present day name. In World War 1, much of the city's infrastructure was destroyed except a small military base up west. The Great Depression of the 1930s greatly affected tradings in the city, resulting in many shops closing down. In World War II, the city was spared from the war, but the US Army maintained a significant presence at a large military base 2 miles north.
At present day, the city is being expanded as a global well-known city. In 1947, Port Aspire International Airport was built, initially to cater small jets. Starting the 1960's , the airport was expanded to accomodate Boeing 707's and Boeing 747's. In 2007, the airport became the largest in the world with 4 terminals, 3 runways, and more than 40 airlines fly to and from the airport. It is Considered a global airport as of 2015.
Transportation system is one of the best in the world. Bus Systems are sometimes fully loaded, metro lines heavily occupied, tram lines half full. A Bullet Train service is planned to connect the city to the rest of USA. A light monorail system, Port Aspire Transit System, was completed in 2005.
Richman Island during sunset. Port Aspire Beach was located here, home to one of the most luxurious beaches in the world.
A United States Navy military base west of the city during sunset. Note the four aircraft carriers docked along with cruisers USS Port Royal CG-73, USS Shiloh CG-67, USS Bunker Hill CG-52, USS Vincennes CG-49, and USS Lake Champlain CG-57. Sorry for the blurry photo..
RMS Titanic museum during the day. The museum recieves 300,000 visitors each day.
Port Aspire Beach during sunset. US military planes can be seen on display at the bottom of the picture. It is located at the USS Cole CVN-91 aircraft carrier (formerly the Charles De Gaulle R91)
A Varig Boeing 747-400 is about to takeoff from Runway 7. It was also the last flight of the airline's Boeing 747-400.
Postcard of the RMS Titanic museum at night...xD
A Lufthansa Boeing 747-8I and an Air France Boeing 747-400 at Concourse C, Terminal B. Terminal B is the European airlines terminal.
USS Cole CVN-91 on display as a museum ship along with 1 battlecruiser, 1 destroyer, and 1 submarine. It is now known as the USS Cole Aviation and Sea Museum..
West view of the City druing sunset at around 5.00 p.m..At the bottom is a brand new highway, Highway 61. It was recently built in 2009 to divert heavy traffic from Intersection 401.
Airbus planes at Terminal C. Terminal C was built in 1976. It was the first terminal of PAIA and the oldest still in use, receiving major renovations in 1986, 2001 and as recently on 2013.
Downtown view during the day.
Port Aspire's main commercial district.
American Airlines Boeing 777-200's at Concourse F, Terminal A. Concourse F and G mainly cater major US Airlines. Among them United Airlines, Pan Am, American Airlines, Delta Airlines. Pan Am no longer operates from this Concourse.
KLM planes vaguely seen in Concourse A and B. All are Boeing 777-200ER's.
Overview of the entire airport. The Cargo terminal is at the middle. The Brand new terminal is Terminal D, the most bottom. It was built in 2004, and completed in 2006. It mainly handles Boeing 747's, Boeing 737's. A Smaller terminal beside terminal D handles turboprop aircraft.
The whole city at sunrise.
Please kindly note that this city is still work in progress. And tell me your feedback what are any errors and how can i make the photos look better. Tell me what you think...
Bye Bye Bye...sincerely by: RayMaster Ivan..xD