I'm a fan of abandoned things. Abandoned cars on the side of the road, old shut-down factories, boxcars... they're all great. I even like closed abandoned airports. But what about an airport with not a person inside -- with all the lights on, the baggage conveyor moving, and the escalators running, but nobody there to use them? An airport with no planes coming or going? The answer is inside.
You've found the Phantom Airport - better known as MidAmerica St. Louis Airport. Built for $213 million and opened in 1998 to much fanfare, it promised to relieve the pressure on St. Louis's main airport and serve more than a million passengers by 2000. Only in 2005 will it host its 10,000th passenger. That's only 27 passengers a week passing through this bright, gleaming, empty airport.
Right now, it stands empty, waiting for the one or two flights a week that eventually make it there. View a tour of the desolate airport.
(thanks to ShadowH)