San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California, celebrated the topping out of Terminal 1 (T1), commemorating the placement of the highest steel beam in the structure.
The US$2.4bn project, scheduled to be completed in phases from 2019 to 2022, creates an entirely new concourse and Boarding Area B, along with a centralized security checkpoint, a state-of-the-art consolidated baggage handling system, new dining and retail concessions, and post-security connecting walkways.
Ivar C Satero, airport director at SFO, said, “We are proud to reach this milestone in the largest construction project at SFO. T1 sets new standards for us and the industry in guest experience, technology and sustainability. My thanks go out to the entire project team for their collaboration, dedication and passion.”
Upon completion, Boarding Area B will feature a total of 25 gates, including seven swing gates that can accommodate international arrivals by providing direct access to the US Customs and Border Protection’s Federal Inspection Area. Connecting walkways post-security will provide easy access to International Boarding Area A and Boarding Area C.