10701 Lambert International Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63145 / Cake artist: Henryk Ptasiewicz

 

The busiest and largest airport in Missouri is named after Olympic medalist Albert Bond Lambert (he is also¬†credited as the inventor of Listerine). The airport evolved from from Kinloch Field, which was part of the expansion of Kinloch Park. The Field was a balloon launching base, and the Wright Brothers visited it when they stopped here from their plane tour in the early 20th century. Theodore Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to be flown in a plane on the Field in 1910. The 1920s saw the inception of the airport, when the St. Louis Aero Club leased several acres of cornfield. By the end of the decade, a passenger terminal was built and Lambert Field became the first to have an air traffic controller system. Charles Lindbergh did his first piloting job here during that time. Since the ’20s, the airport has vastly expanded. It has been featured in many movies and TV shows, including Seinfeld and ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles‘.

The cake as it sits in the Terminal 1 ticketing level!
The cake as it sits in the Terminal 1 ticketing level!
Front view of Terminal 1
Front view of Terminal 1

Cake placement date: March 7

The cake has sat inside the Terminal 1 part near the new lounge since it was placed (as of August 21, 2015). It is the only cake that was placed inside a 24/7 place.

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