Are You Confused About Which Terminal is Which at Lambert? Airport Officials Think You Are



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Over the next six months, dozens of shiny new overhead and ground-mounted, color-coded signs will be put into place along two miles of Lambert International Boulevard. All of this is fine and good. It's always nice to know where to drop off the rental car and find that sometimes elusive parking garage near the Main Terminal.

Speaking of the Main Terminal, Lambert International Airport officials, for inexplicable reasons, seem to think that you are, well, confused as to which is the Main Terminal and which is the East Terminal.

(One can only wonder, too, if they think you've ever shown symptoms of terminal bewilderment about the airport building that useless boondoggle of a third runway, but let's not poke a stick in that corpse.)

Anyway, if by chance you are the only warm and breathing human being in Missouri who, for the life of you, just can't seem to remember which terminal is which, help is on the way.

As early as next month -- as part of the airport's $1.2 million new and improved "messaging consistent" signage project -- the Main Terminal will become Terminal 1 and the East Terminal will become Terminal 2.

Jeff Lea, the airport's public relations manager, told Daily RFT yesterday that renaming the terminals was the brainchild of Apple Design, the North Carolina-based signage design firm that Lambert hired to at long last put a end to all this darn confusion.

"We just want to make it easier to remember, to simplify it and make it commonsense," explained Lea.

OK, all together now: The Main Terminal is Terminal 1 and the East Terminal is Terminal 2. There will be a test later.

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