In February 1995 the construction of Denver International Airport (DIA) was completed, which became the largest airport in the USA and second largest in the world (!). Its official cost made up 4.8 billion US dollars! What is known today about this interesting and very “unusual” facility? So, it’s the largest airport in the USA by the occupied area (140 km²). It was constructed in the same district as StapletonInternationalAirport (now defunct), which is quite strange, for one big airport was totally enough for this district. It turns out that the largest US airport was built in ColoradoState that is the 8th largest state by area, 22nd by population and 11th by the GDP. Moreover, let’s mention once again the construction was initiated despite the existence and normal operation of Stapleton!
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