07/03/2011 02:14 pm ET Updated Sep 02, 2011

LAX Aims To Become 'Dominant International Gateway'

Barring another terrorist attack or recession that disrupts air travel, Los Angeles International Airport -- long ranked among the nation's worst aviation hubs -- is on a path that could restore its reputation as the West Coast's dominant international gateway.

Modernization projects now underway mark the first major expansion of passenger facilities since the Tom Bradley International Terminal was built for the Summer Olympics 27 years ago.