Have you ever wanted to own a piece of KCI airport history? Now you can — although maybe not in the way you expected. The airport is auctioning off tons of fixtures and equipment from the old terminal, with bidding set to close on Tuesday, May 2.
So far, the goods are going for rock-bottom prices. But there’s a catch: Buyers are in charge of uninstalling, disassembling and removing everything they buy.
That won’t be an easy feat for some of the lots, which include a batch of nine desk cubicles, the full fixtures and equipment of a small coffee shop and a set of three luggage carousels bundled together for a bid of $55 as of Thursday morning.
Here are some of the other goods you can find in the auction lots:
An open-front deli fridge with a glowing photo of lunch meat at the top
The giant, navy blue numbers “76 – 85” that marked the direction to these gates
A small Budweiser branded table
An enormous plastic ceiling fixture depicting the western hemisphere
Several metal beer taps
An illuminated CNBC logo sign
At least 20 sets of airport waiting area seats, with two to four seats per set
Not currently up for auction are the mosaic medallions embedded in the floors of the old airport terminals. While some medallions were salvaged from the former Terminal A and installed in the new airport, the remaining medallions’ fate remains undecided, according to airport and city officials.
“The medallions are not going to be included in the auctions,” airport spokesperson Joe McBride told The Star Wednesday. We’ll continue to check in on the medallions as the teardown process in the old terminals continues.
“We hope that as many as possible of the mosaic medallions are saved from Terminals B & C which are due to be razed in the next year,” artist Andrew Ginzel told The Star. Ginzel designed the medallions alongside artist Kristen Jones for their 2004 piece “Polarities.”
Do you have more questions about the demolition of MCI’s old terminals? Ask the Service Journalism team at [email protected].