Yesterday, I went to the Yahoo! Burbank offices for the first time (along with the MyBlogLog guys). I found it remarkable that the Yahoo! offices there are in walking distance from the airport — walking distance! It felt strange to leave the terminal and stroll to the office — no cab, no train.
I had a brief interest in city planning (mainly from reading Jane Jacobs seminal work The Death and Life of Great American Cities), and the proximity of air transport to actual office space seems like an anomaly in a world of misguided modern city planning — but a fortunate one as far as I’m concerned (not that the area around the Burbank airport is a vibrant city, but still. . . . )