Original Orlando Terminal Reduced To Rubble

Once the jetport land is completely cleared by mid-June, the airport will be able to market the property, visible from the BeachLine, for commercial development.

The airport is aiming to increase the amount of money it makes off of its vast property, including land near the planned University of Central Florida Medical School.

While the new terminal opened Orlando to the world -- a record 34 million passengers passed through last year -- there were a few drawbacks tied to the growth.

For one, parking can cost as much as $15 a day and sometimes finding a spot takes more than one lap around the garage.

"Before it was funny," airport spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell said. "Everybody could park on the curb."

Copyright: The Orlando Sentinel -- 5/29/06

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