The Transformation has Begun
Check back frequently to see time-lapse videos and images showing all the progress at the site and watch the transformation taking place.
Three construction cameras installed by Multi-Vista, a Pittsburgh-based provider, mounted on the roof of Concourses C and D and the Landside Terminal, are providing a bird’s eye view of the Terminal Modernization Program.
Watch as we prepare the site for construction of a new 700,000-square-foot terminal and multi-modal complex that includes a five-story parking garage and rental car customer service building that will improve the customer experience and modernize the airport with new tech-forward, sustainable and health-conscious facilities.
2021 Early Site Construction Progress
• April – Barricades and safe driving lanes on the west ramp between Concourses C and D are established; Saw-cutting concrete on the ramp for slab removal begins
• May – Removal of some 300,000-square-feet of material to prepare for the new terminal’s foundations begins
• June – Workers use an impact roller to break up large sections of concrete that will be crushed into smaller aggregate and reused to build new roadways
• July – The pile of removed concrete continues to grow, as you can see on the right-hand side in the video; Underground fuel line modifications are made for future operations
• August/September – Electrical line installations and underground utility work commence; Installation of construction trailers begins, Geotechnical boring of probe holes and test piles start for future work on new terminal foundations
• October – A celebratory groundbreaking event marks the shift from early construction site prep work to the beginning of heavy construction; watch as the large event tent goes up and comes down at the top right
• November – Caisson and foundation support drilling starts after test borings; Mass excavation is underway to prepare the terminal foundations; Utility line work continues; 85,000 tons of concrete has been removed and crushed for future roadways
Construction Site Still Image Gallery
Airport Employees Make their Mark on History
During the celebratory groundbreaking employee events in October, which signified the official start of TMP construction, attendees were invited to be a part of history by signing their names and sharing thoughts for the future facilities on paper tags. The tags were affixed to a rebar rod and buried on site, making all those who have played a significant role in advancing the TMP literally part of the foundation of this massive endeavor and Pittsburgh’s airport of the future.
Benefits for the Region
The long-term goal of the TMP is to create a smarter, more modern, more cost-efficient airport that will help reduce costs for airlines and attract more flights, more tourists, and more businesses to the region. In the short-term, the region can expect thousands of jobs created and more than $1 billion in economic activity.
Benefits for Passengers
By addressing these inefficiencies through the TMP, passengers will experience a more efficient journey that will help them get them through security quicker, arrive at their gate sooner, collect their bags faster and enjoy their journey through an airport that looks and feels like it belongs in Pittsburgh.