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.
Watch as we prepare the site for construction of a new 811,000-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 and sustainable facilities.
For updates on construction impacts, visit flypittsburgh.com/construction.
• January 2024 – Steel has started–again! Crews began installing steel for the Customer Service Building, the future home of car rental services. Plus, the first escalators are now vertical inside the new terminal.
• December 2023 – Roofing and exterior glass installation has made significant progress on the new terminal. Crews have also broken through the current airside terminal and continue installation the connector bridge that will serve as the link between the two buildings.
• November 2023 – Foundation work for the Customer Service Building—the future home of car rental services for PIT—has begun. Crews inside the new terminal are preparing and installing the first escalators for the building. Both the entry and exit ramp of the new bridge leading to the terminal are complete, meaning construction deliveries can drive up just like passengers will in 2025!
• October 2023 – The first vehicle drove up the bridge to the new terminal in October—the first of many to come in 2025! Crews continue to install between five and ten large, glass window panels per day on the terminal. Construction of the entry ramp to the Multi-Modal Complex parking structure is underway.
• September 2023 – Crews finished placing all structural steel on the terminal, which is a major construction milestone! The terminal enclosure began as the exterior glass, called the curtainwall, began installation. The final concrete pour took place on the front bridge, making it drivable for construction traffic and deliveries.
• August 2023 – The first piece of window glass has been installed on the new terminal. The placement of the Multi-Modal Complex footprint is nearly 50 percent complete. Crews poured the final concrete on the arrivals level of the new front bridge. The bridge will be drivable for construction next month.
• July 2023 – Steel beams for the new terminal’s terraces are being placed—you can see it directly outside the windows in Concourse D! Crews began pouring concrete for the new bridge leading up to the terminal. It will be usable for construction traffic in the coming months. Thin vertical steel beams are being placed to prepare for glass window installation around the sides of the building soon.
• June 2023 – Workers began placing steel for the exterior walls of the new terminal. Nearly one-third of all precast concrete for the Multi-Modal Complex parking structure is placed. Structural steel is 100 percent complete on the front bridge.
• May 2023 – More than 85 percent of the terminal’s steel is set with the highest-level roof steel underway. Workers will soon install the final metal tub girder of the front bridge, connecting the structure end to end. Approximately one-sixth of the precast concrete is installed for the Multi-Modal Complex parking structure.
• April 2023 – Crane activity is ramping up as workers continue to place roof steel on the new terminal. About one-eighth of the Multi-Modal Complex parking structure has been formed. Preparation for internal work is underway in the terminal.
• March 2023 – High roof steel work has begun on the new terminal this month. Large metal girders are being installed on the front bridge. The Multi-Modal Complex parking garage continues to grow quickly as precast concrete continues to be placed.
• February 2023 – February saw plenty of progress on PIT’s new terminal, Multi-Modal Complex parking garage, and front bridge as more materials continued to arrive on-site.
• January 2023 – All foundation work, including pile caps and grade beams, was completed on the site of the new terminal. There were also multiple concrete pours. More than half of the Mechanically Stabilized Earth walls for the new roadway system are in place.
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.