Anyone who has visited LAX will recognize the iconic Jetson-esque structure (officially called the "Theme Building") in the center of airport that houses the Encounter Restaurant. What you may not have known is that above the restaurant sits an observation deck offering 360º views of the airport. The observation deck was closed after 9/11, but on July 10th it will re-open to the public.
photo courtesy of UK Daily Mail
Access will be free, though you will have to pay for parking. For now, the observation deck will be open only on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more on the engineering and history of the "Theme Building" click here.