Terminal 1 of Minneapolis-St. Paul airport is named for Charles Lindbergh, who grew up in Minnesota. The 2.8 million square foot, 114 gate terminal houses Delta’s hub as well as operations for United, American, Frontier, Air Canada, Alaska, and Air France.
Now there’s a change.org petition to strip Lindbergh’s name off the terminal and redesignate it for Prince.
Minneapolis St. Paul Airport
With the death of musical superstar Prince on April 21, 2016, Minnesotans suffered a devastating loss. As a lasting and meaningful sign of appreciation for Prince’s life and career, let’s rename Terminal 1 of Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport to Prince Rogers Nelson Terminal.
- Dig if you will the picture
Of you and I engaged in a kiss
The sweat of your body covers me
Can you my darling
Can you picture this?
Either obliviously, or with surprising self-awareness, the petition argues “Our institutions should be named in honor the Minnesotans we’re most proud of.”
The petition was originally seeking 7500 signatures but the goal post got moved and it has about 10,000.
- Dream if you can a courtyard
An ocean of violets in bloom
Animals strike curious poses
They feel the heat
The heat between me and you
How can you just leave me standing?
Alone in a world that’s so cold? (So cold)
Maybe I’m just too demanding
Maybe I’m just like my father too bold
Prince, of course, wrote The Time‘s song “Donald Trump”
Should Minneapolis rename the Lindbergh Terminal for Prince… or is one public transportation project enough?