Wednesday, October 30, 2019


Demolition of the Smith Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus in now under way. The 51-year-old facility, named for former Wayne County Road Commissioner Leroy C. Smith, a founder of the airport, was retired in 2008 as a terminal with the opening of the new North Terminal. Plans for the space created with the demolition of the building include a de-icing station and overnight parking for planes. The L.C. Smith Terminal Building -- known at the time as Terminal 1-- was built in 1958 and renamed for Smith in 1967. Photo by Chris Szymanski