I think this article on place-less ness in Airports starts with the wrong idea, that airports should even be destination places. What’s wrong with somewhere being a space of flows? I did enjoy this zinger about the over-arching retail-y-ness of airports, though.
[I]n most airports, the mall experience has grown tiresome. The stores and the food courts have a stale aroma of redundancy and no sense of place. A Starbucks is a Starbucks, a Hudson News is a Hudson News—and what city is this? And who cares?