Tulsa opens renovated terminal area

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Tulsa International Airport has completed the renovation of its Schwab Hall terminal area. Construction began in December 2019 and took 11 months to complete, with the project seeing the relocation of walls, art installations and utility infrastructure in order to provide an open line of sight from the curbside entrance of Schwab Hall all the way out to the airfield.

“This is an exciting day for our passengers and employees,” said Alexis Higgins, CEO of Tulsa International Airport. “You can’t help but admire the dramatic change that has occurred to our front door. Our entryway now reflects the vibrancy and ingenuity of our city while making our airport more efficient and user friendly.”

Highlights of the constriction project include a large linear skylight that extends from the entrance of the hall to the security checkpoint, replicating the design in the concourses while providing improved natural lighting. Additionally, a new fire suppression system and an upgraded heating and ventilation system increases operational efficiency for the airport’s 500,000ft facility.

Schwab Hall is named after PFC Albert E Schwab, a US marine who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Battle of Okinawa. The project was designed by Todd Architecture Group and construction completed by Manhattan Construction Co.

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