Pittsburgh International Airport’s $1.57 billion construction project has officially eclipsed the 60% completion mark. The project includes a unique bridge and tunnel experience – inspired by Pittsburgh’s Fort Pitt Tunnel and bridge experience – linking the new terminal to airside concessions, amenities and gates. A functional element such as this reflects the architectural philosophy guiding the new airport’s design. The connector bridge opens to reveal a modernized center core atrium with new concessions to be added.

The new terminal’s improved passenger experience will include cutting the time from curb to gate in half, a vastly expanded security checkpoint with more lanes – including one dedicated for families – faster baggage delivery times, additional covered parking with technology guiding patrons to the nearest open space, and airfield observation areas among other upgrades. The new terminal will also feature a more seamless international arrivals process. “What you’re going to experience here is really new,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer Paul Hoback.

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Originally published: March 6, 2024