To keep pace with the rapid expansion of commercial aviation in the 1940s and 50s, major airports around the world updated their facilities with longer runways, expansive taxiways, and modern passenger terminals including at San Francisco Airport, where construction of a new terminal began in 1951. The new terminal building was dedicated on August 27, 1954, at the renamed San Francisco International Airport. Passenger operations commenced on September 1 and exceeded 2.5 million for the first year. By the mid-1960s, passenger numbers skyrocketed to more than 10 million annually. See “The 1954 San Francisco International Airport Terminal” on display in the SkyTerrace in Terminal 2 and online at: http://bit.ly/32ooxEQ The SkyTerrace located pre-security in Terminal 2 and is open Friday to Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This image was posted on August 23, 2022.